When the sky darkens and the hustle and bustle of the city pace slows, my night ritual begins. It provides me with a grounded, calming feeling which helps prepare me for a good night's sleep. But these days my night ritual has changed a lot over the last few months.
I used to be so strict when it came to adhering to a routine. I guess I struggled with perfectionism (read about this in my Redefining What Perfect Means to You post). I wanted order and a list of things to tick off my to do list.
But nowadays, since I have started seeing things from a more mindful perspective, I have embraced the notion of impermanence.
For me, this means accepting that all things change with time, so we have to let go of trying to maintain control. Things are perfect when there is a gentle ebb and flow. So these days, my night ritual is no longer a highly structured routine. Instead, it gives me the freedom to act intuitively according to how I feel. Read More