I read a lovely newsletter (essay? post?) by Ava Huang about five weeks ago, titled Routines, Rituals, and Meaning, and was convinced enough to give it a go; I started performing a coffee ritual every morning before work. Yes, I know how crazy that sounds. The ritual would go something like this: I would aeropress 250 ml of black, hot gold into my favourite mug, and then I would meditate five minutes on the balcony, staring out at the morning, steaming mug at my side. After five minutes of breathing, I would sip the coffee, slowly, thinking about nothing in particular, with the tacit understanding that when the mug was empty I had to get up, and go indoors, and fire up my computer and get to work.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://commoncog.com/blog/create-your-own-rituals/