Ep 66 Ritual Or Routine?

June 2, 2023

Good morning from New York City. Here’s what’s on my mind. This morning I broke my coffee carafe and that one little thing has completely turned my morning routine upside down, yet it feels good. I’m a very ritualistic person. I have this very set pattern and when I know my routine’s going to get disrupted, I don’t like the thought of that. So somewhere in there, it goes from being a beautiful ritual to being stuck in my ways.

Anyway, my coffee carafe broke and I love coffee and I haven’t bought a new coffee maker yet so I’m having to get up and go out in the morning. I am really enjoying the energy I’m getting from this disruption. There’s something about getting dressed at six o’clock versus getting dressed at eight o’clock that has re-energized my morning routine. It’s making me think about the stories I tell myself. You know, that’s a theme that I love. I think it’s important that we question the narratives in our head. That can be anything from I’m a morning person to anything that completes the sentence I’m the kind of person that … or the oh, I would never. It’s really easy to have those I don’t like narratives running basically on autopilot. Those are banal examples.

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