Rituals. They come in every style and many colors. Some might call them superstitions, others call them routines. And most every pro sports player won’t go into a game without following theirs. All I know is I think I’m ready to add a few new ones to my day.
I was reading an article in this month’s Esquire about things to do in January, because it’s January. Number 2 on the list of items to improve life and have fun while doing it was the suggestion to engage in a daily ritual. A ritual, not a resolution. I like the sounds of that much better. And just for one month.
Their suggestions sound pretty good:
Read a poem every night,
Walk around the block twice at noon,
Drink a finger of Scotch after dinner.
Does eating a finger of ice cream instead of Scotch count?
It can’t be that hard to come up with a new ritual. After all, I already have a few in the bag.