Is it coffee? (Yeah, man. Me, too.)
Or is it tea, maybe? (Me, too. Also. Sometimes.)
Is it reading? Writing? Rowing? Walking the dog?
No? Okay . . . how about stretching, perhaps? Yoga? Running?
Alright, I give up. Tell me, do you have a morning routine? Something – or set of things – you do to get yourself ready for the day? (If it’s running I applaud you, by the way.)
Rituals can be a brilliantly centering, comforting and steadying thing. We commit to them repeatedly until it no longer feels like a commitment, it just feels like ‘the thing I always do.’
We sort of nestle ourselves into them. We rely on them to feel like who we are.