As we settle into the new “normal” it can be extremely grounding to set up rituals to support your days which most likely have less structure than normal. Rituals differ from routines as they are practices that add meaning and connection to your procedural activities. I recommend setting intentions every morning as you sip your coffee, brush your teeth, or take a few deep breaths. Setting intentions can add meaning, and support you in attuning to the bigger picture of your life. Intentions are different than goals, since they are not based on outcomes, but more connected to a felt sense of being. Even better, getting clear on intentions not only has impact on you, but those around you.
Take it further with our guide for setting intentions, taken from the course Practicing Resilience: Essential Self-Care Strategies for Helping Professionals.