The time has come… the kids are back to school and we’re back into the swing of things. There are so many new beginnings for our little loves – their first time beginning school, their first time in a different class, their first time in a new school… whatever it may be, it’s a very special time for us all right now. It can also be a bit of a whirlwind trying to get back into our rhythms and rituals. Forgot to eat breakfast because you were too busy making sure everyone else gets fed? Yep! But it doesn’t have to be like that, so we’ve created some small and easy rituals that you can do on your own, include your kids and even your special someone to slow down your evenings. If you find you also need something grounding like this in the morning, you can do it in the mornings instead or as well as! Play around with this and see what works best for you and your little family.
Create a ritual with your mini-me/s:
Sit on the floor in a comfortable position together before bed and each reflect on and say out loud 3 amazing things that happened today. This is a great way for you and your kiddies to practice gratitude. By taking a couple of minutes to reflect on the amazing things that happened that day, you aren’t moving from one day to the next mindlessly, you are consciously pausing and realising the gifts that came to you today. By doing this every day consistently, you will notice a shift in yours and your kids mindset, it literally reprograms your mind to a positive mindset.
Create a ritual with your special someone:
Once everyone has gone to bed, create some space for you and your partner to spend quality time together (even if it’s 10 minutes before bed), pour some herbal tea – we personally love our Be Light Tea or the organic Sleep Tea from Love Tea – and take a moment to consciously be with each other. Life can be such a whirlwind at times so it’s really important to pause and just be. Or if you are a single mumma or pappa, use this time to connect with yourself.
Create a ritual with yourself:
Before going to bed, take a moment to sit comfortably on the ground or lay down and do 5 minutes of deep belly breathing. This will connect you to your parasympathetic nervous system, slowing your heart rate and allowing your body to rest and digest and move you away from a heightened state of fight or flight mode that your sympathetic nervous system can tend to turn on throughout the day from a variety of big or small events that happened.
Self Care & Detox Rituals
If you’re still in cleansing mode and have done a cleanse with us this year (if you haven’t you can click here to order), we highly recommend using the Detox Ritual Kit to support your body’s natural detoxification and elimination processes using powerful traditional Ayurvedic practises, combined with herbs and rituals. With tools like the dry body brush, tongue cleaner, herbal tea, organic body oil and bath salts, you can create a really amazing daily detox ritual.
Or if you are feeling like being nurtured and need some more self love, the Self Care Ritual Kit will do just that. With beautiful nourishing organic body oil, a scrub and bath salts, as well as a decadent cacao superfood latte powder and dry body brush, you can develop a beautifully nourishing and gentle daily self love ritual.
All in all, we get that it can be so easy to get wrapped up in life and move from one day to the next, but by placing little rituals into your day, it’s a perfect way to pause and check in with yourself and your loved ones and truly cherish life’s little moments. Life will always be messy and imperfect, but it’s those little moments that put that sparkle in your eye and turn the corners of your mouth up 😉