Author Robin Sharma, in his book The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari shared his views on how to improve the quality of our life by following these 10 Rituals of Radiant Living:
1. The Ritual of Solitude
Make time for yourself by spending between 15 to 50 minutes a day in silence. Use this time to switch off your mind and to forget about the troubles of the outside world.
2. The Ritual of Physicality
Allocate at least 30 minutes a day for your daily exercise. Walking & yoga are best and remember to always breathe from the abdomen, not from your upper chest.
3. The Ritual of Live Nourishment
Keep up a balanced diet. Eat live foods, meaning food that is as close to its natural state as possible. These types of foods grow in the dirt, or on a tree or come from the sea or walk on legs. Try to eliminate as many dead foods as you can. By dead foods I mean processed, packaged, contain artificial colouring or have an expiry date. This type of food contributes not just your overall state of health—but to your longevity.
4. The Ritual of Abundant Knowledge
Take time out to read an influential and inspiring book for 30 minutes a day, preferably just before you go to bed. Make sure you go to sleep having read something positive so you will have a good nights rest.
5. The Ritual of Personal Reflection
Reflect on your day and try to figure out what was right and wrong. Mentally acknowledging your actions will help improve the way you handle/d situations and be a better person.
6. The Ritual of Early Awakening
To have a more sound sleep, wake up with the sun and sleep when the sun goes down. If you think it’s impossible, try the Rule of 21 to install any habit. It takes 21 days for a habit to become routine, but it needs to be done at the same time and place every day.
7. The Ritual of Music
Make music part of your daily routine. Listening to music will relax you and take your mind off your problems.
8. The Ritual of the Spoken Word
Repeat a mantra to feel motivated. Speaking well, and hearing words of magic, devotion and celebration come from your lips in convincing, compelling ways changes your sense of self, and the nature of your work.
9. The Ritual of Congruent Character
Do little things every day to build your character. “Character is higher than intellect. A great soul will be strong to live as well as think.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson. Your character is built when you act in a way that corresponds with the virtuous principles which leads to true happiness.
10. The Ritual of Simplicity
Focus on your priorities and activities that are truly meaningful to you. Your life will be uncluttered, rewarding and exceptionally peaceful.
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