These days, it’s hard to feel like you can ever truly catch a break. There’s always something on the news. Or something catastrophic online. And let’s not even talk about what’s happening in your personal life.
Between all the noise, finding a moment of stillness or just a second to sit with yourself can feel impossible. But it’s in those tiny moments with ourselves that we can ground ourselves, practice self-care, and be present—even if just for a few minutes.
In this post, we’ll walk you through three tiny rituals that hopefully show you that reconnecting with yourself doesn’t have to take all day for one. But most importantly, we hope these habits remind you that tuning into yourself daily can benefit you mentally, physically, and spiritually. So, whenever you’re ready, dive in below:
1. Create an opportunity to slow down.
Rejecting hustle culture is one of the best things you can do for yourself, and it can be a gradual release, too.
Whether it’s a five-minute meditation, a 20-minute nap, or just 30 seconds of focusing on your breath every morning, create mindful moments that you can fit into your routine to slow down.
2. Check in with yourself every morning or night.
Journaling or meditating isn’t always everyone’s thing, but a little check-in won’t hurt anybody! So create your own moment of awareness with yourself by asking yourself how you’re doing when you first wake up or at night before bed.
You can record your response if you like, but if the answer isn’t great, your next question should be, “What can I do to support myself today?”
3. Look at yourself in the mirror and say something kind.
What is it that you need to hear today? Whatever it is, speak some encouragement over yourself with an affirmation or two.
Reconnecting with yourself doesn’t have to be difficult, and it doesn’t have to take long.
So make these daily rituals your own, and explore our blog for more inspiration or ideas for positive affirmations.
Written by Reese Williams.
Reese is a full-time freelance copywriter and a part-time plant mom, cook, and thrift shop regular. When she’s not caring for her plant babies or cooking up a new dish she found on TikTok, you’ll usually find her online at fiverr.