10 WAYS TO CREATE A PERSONAL CEREMONY
Tips for turning self-care into soulful celebration.
– KEYS SOULCARE
As much as we love living in abundance, it’s too easy to get caught up in the chaos. Between midday meetings, caring for our friends and fam, and tackling that never-ending to-do list, we can lose touch with our inner selves. (Yes, even the good things in life can become a distraction.) The solution? A moment of personal ceremony.
Instead of waiting to “treat” yourself or escape the grind, personal ceremony is your every day reset — something you can do once a day to anchor yourself in the present moment. Finding stillness leads you to clarity amidst the noise, meaning you won’t be so easily swayed by whatever comes your way. Defining this moment not only allows for introspection, but can give you permission to mark important milestones or transitions. Whether you got a new job or just want to thank your body, creating a ceremony is a great way to process your emotions (big or small), and give you a sense of connection or completion.
Ready to find peace, clarity, and joy? Get started or refresh your ritual with these 10 ideas to create a memorable practice.
How to create a moment of personal ceremony
Light a candle and sit in silence for a few minutes. (Even if it’s just five minutes.) During that time, reflect on your journey and the significance of the moment.
2. Write a “Dear me…” letter.
What better time to hype yourself up? With your gratitude journal, spend a few minutes writing down why you’re grateful for yourself. (And yes, you deserve all the praise.) Acknowledging your hard work and dedication is crucial to boosting your confidence before setting new intentions for the future.
3. Map out your higher self.
Create a vision board using images and words that represent your hopes and dreams. Soulful tip? Don’t hold back! Your vision board is for you to shine at full wattage and see yourself glow like never before.
4. Get outside.
Take a walk and find a quiet spot to sit and meditate. Keep a few of your favorite affirmations on deck as you focus on your accomplishments and the next steps in your journey.
5. Call on your friends.
Share your achievement with someone you trust and admire. Saying your truth out loud while asking for support and encouragement is what the community is for. Lean into it!
6. Feed yourself + your soul.
Food is soulcare, so why not nourish yourself with a thoughtful meal? Prepare a nutritious offering for a solo dinner date or bake a special treat. Savor each bite to celebrate your hard work and dedication to yourself.
7. Level up your body care.
Make bath time your time. Create a relaxing and peaceful atmosphere with your favorite scents. Then cleanse your skin with luxurious textures and nourishing ingredients. (Psst… The Body Ritual has everything you need.)
8. Get lost in the melodies.
Music is good for the soul, which makes a solo jam session a no-brainer. Create a special playlist that inspires and motivates you. Want to dance like no one’s watching? Try these feel-good tunes. Want to travel the world without leaving your living room? Queue up these international artists.
9. Add a touch of green.
Plants, literally and figuratively, breathe life into every space. Adding a household plant or buying a fresh bouquet of flowers is a mood-boosting way to honor yourself. Bonus: Watching them blossom and thrive can be a symbol of your progress.
10. Find the goddess within.
Your inner goddess is a force, and finding time to sit with her can do wonders for your soul and ceremony. Admit some hard truths and hold space for you to process and grieve if you need to. Release the urge to “fix” yourself and instead, let yourself be. Acknowledging the goddess within gives you a deeper sense of care and the attention you deserve without the pressure to be “perfect.”
What’s a part of your personal ceremony? Share your favorite tips in the comments!