Over the years I have been guided towards making habits. Like making a habit out of exercise, or healthy eating, or drinking water. But when you look making a habit out of something like meditation, it doesn't quite feel right.
And let's be brutally honest, attempting to make a habit out of exercise has never worked for me in the past beyond the 20 something days it supposedly takes to make a habit. It never became something I automatically did ... but is that what I really wanted???
More recently I came across the idea of making a ritual out of your self care, and I started to wonder if maybe that wasn't a better way to go about life as a whole.
Even the word ritual sounded more sacred to me and purposeful than habit.
So I decided it was time to delve a little deeper and look at what the differences are between the 2 words and explore how they both feel when put into practice.
What is a habit?
This post was inspired by a recent conversation in my clinic ...
What kids get out of massage is more than you ever imagined!
I periodically get to experience the joy of treating kids in my clinic ... it's not just because I love my career or because I love kids and their honest enthusiasm that brings be such joy, but the knowledge that what I am doing is helping them learn so many bigger things.
You may book a massage for you kids because it's a fun treat, or because they have asked you why you go for massage, or because they have maybe complained about some aches and pains ... but here is what you are actually teaching them by bringing them into my clinic ..
Brien-anne RMT, CA
I am passionate not only about Massage Therapy & Aromatherapy, but also living a holistic lifestyle and empowering & inspiring others to do the same!