Rituals and the Present Moment
Rituals ground us in the present moment. They connect us to mindfulness, and they draw stability and balance into the world.
If life feels chaotic, stressful, and unpredictable, try to focus on the daily rituals that connect you to the present moment. Remember that patterns help neutralize and release anxiety. Although others may call my daily routines chores and see them as mundane and tiresome, I choose to see my glass as half full and to embrace being connected to the present moment as I do the dishes.
Since I care for my family, I realize that the most important gift that I can give to those I care about is my presence. I put down the tablet, disengage from screens, and connect with family members eye to eye every day. I ask questions, share stories, and make time to be with those I love. It can be challenging to fit everything into the day as you juggle work, family, and other commitments. Streamlining my routine helps to ground my energy in the areas that hold the most significant meaning in my life.
To facilitate a positive flow of energy around my home life, I have disconnected from social media and pulled the plug on email checking. As a result, I have noticed a considerable improvement in happiness. I have discovered the missing element to achieving work and family life balance. I won’t be getting involved with social media again anytime soon.
If you haven’t already seen this documentary, I suggest you check it out. It’s called “The Social Dilemma,” and it came out last year. I was already a year into removing notifications, apps, and distractions from my daily life. This documentary solidified my thoughts on disengaging from distractions.
What about you?
Do you find that social media gets in the road of time with loved ones?
How do you achieve family and work balance in your life?
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