Teacher and @sitting_pretty writer Rebekah Taussig on the two-minute practice that keeps busy days in perspective.
– KEYS SOULCARE
Rebekah Taussig uses her platform to express herself through her words and style. Her site and Instagram feed @Sitting_Pretty is a view into her busy life as a mom, partner, and “mini memoirist” of her own experiences in a disabled female body. (Fun fact: It’s also the name of her recently published — and incredibly good — book. )
We asked her about a ritual that helps her stay grounded in herself — spiritually, physically, and otherwise — from day to day.
Rebekah’s Ritual: One Line A Day
“One of the rituals that has come to mean the most to me — as a writer and captain of my own life — is my One Line a Day journal. Almost every night since my mid-20s, I take a minute to think back on all the moments of my day — the big themes or tiny flashes of connection, or pain, or humor, or beauty — that I want to remember.
I try to capture them in a few words on the page, and then I go back and read previous years’ entries from that same date. It’s so easy for life to feel like a giant blur — each day smudging into the next until a whole month or year gets muddled into one, flat thing. But, seeing myself documented on the page pulls me into my own life and gives me much-needed perspective.”
How do you find your way back to the present in the midst of hectic days (or weeks) in your life? Share your go-to’s in the comments.