I actually started my day ( after weighing in ) with my daily ritual : Every morning the first thing I do is look out my window from bed and say Good morning to God and to the trees and creatures and Mother Nature ( I call her Gaia) and tell them all I love them. I thank God with a gratitude list and say a Baha'i morning Prayer. After absolutions and a glass of green tea I light a candle in my window , put on Gary Stadler music and meditate and then read spiritual books . All this takes about an hour. Then it's on to a big breakfast and my day.
What a great day to start my next 3 month cycle! Penny and I worked in the garden for over 4 hours. Even my hubby came out ,pulled up a chair in the sun next to us and read. It's been hard to drag him out of the house since he retired.
When I came in I had another ritual I recommend as a weight loss tool: Baths. Make a ritual of a beautiful bath. Use what makes you happy to look at. For me: I light candles, after physical labor I use Epsom salts and lavender Oil for my muscles; other wise I choose an appropriate aromatherapy oil to burn and take a bubble bath. I read in my tub, or give myself reiki, I even meditate there sometimes. I keep a pen on the ledge to write in my books when ideas and revelations about my life come. I always start by greeting the tree outside my bathtub window. I've been having a love affair with that tree from the moment the builder 1st put the tub in. I lay in the new empty tub and gazed out the window up into this tree, watching the squirrels play in it. I grinned at the builder and said Yep, that is where the window goes. That tree has seen me through a lot and I thank it all the time.
As you see in my bathroom below I am surrounded with Fairies and Unicorns, and now also My Little Ponies my granddaughter leaves there.
Bath rituals are so relaxing, spiritual, healing and downright fun. I wonder how many times my hubby has yelled in asking if I'm still alive, I stay in so long. This is one place I have never eaten, and never had cravings. Try It-Set up your own bath rituals-and or other rituals that take you far away from food. I'd love to hear about your alters and rituals.