Relaxing Rituals: Practicing Mindlessness

Relaxing rituals


In every workday, there are corporate rituals: procedures and routines designed to ensure safety, performance and productivity. We respect them and adhere to them.

We also need to develop rituals in our private lives: Habits that help us feel relaxed, refreshed and de-stressed so we, too, can safeguard our health, performance and productivity. We need to respect them and adhere to them too.

So, here’s relaxing ritual #2: Practice mindlessness. Something monotonous that requires zilch thought.

And, no—I don’t mean get sucked in to the vortex of Facebook.

I mean something you do in the physical world. Something with ease, that relaxes you and takes your mind off of things.

These days, our brains are so over-stimulated, that it’s nice to create your own ritual where you don’t have to think.

Mindless activities include gardening, people watching, cleaning out a small drawer, sitting in a park. You get the idea.

It’s a mini vacation for your mind, which means it’s a mini vacation for you.

Where are you taking your mind today?


Copyright 2015 Michelle Kerrigan


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