By Valentina S.
Following Brittany’s initiative of sharing her daily rituals, I decided to do my own version of it.
How do you sculpt an environment that optimises a life flow?
As you may know by now, we are avid advocates of creative habits and lifelong proponents of working with joy. Our daily routines have been continuously improved through the labor of visualisation, trial and error and repetition of successful outcomes.
Routines have allowed the both of us (Valentina & Brittany) to cultivate the idea of being present and understand the patterns that bring the most out of our relationships. From standardising our meals from Monday to Friday to meditating (Or at least trying to) in daily basis, we have been able to reduce our decision-making processes, and free up our time for dancing, learning or perfecting a number of skills, exercising, and just having more fun with friends and family (As detailed in the video below).
As opposed to the common idea that routine is a synonym of boredom, and therefore, structures only suit those who are used to following monotone rules, we strongly believe that the right mix of productivity and pleasure can be both, effective and a whole lot of fun.
What separates your ordinary self from your extraordinary self?
Some days will be productive; some days will not be as prolific. The key is to find your sweet spot while staying true to your inner funk (As recently described by Josh Waitzkin).
- The Daily Routines of Great Writers by Maria Popova
- 5 Morning Rituals That Help Me Win The Day by Tim Ferriss
- Extraordinary Routines – Interviews exploring the daily lives of creatives, artists, writers, entrepreneurs and extraordinary individuals
- The Leonard Lopate Show on the book Daily Rituals -by Mason Currey describes the daily rituals of Andy Warhol, John Updike, Twyla Tharp, William Faulkner, Jane Austen, and other other great minds. In Daily Rituals: How Artists Work, he describes the routines that enable novelists, poets, playwrights, painters, philosophers, scientists, and mathematicians to do the work they love to do.
- Meditate with the fabulous Headspace App