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Daily Rituals

So apparently the key to successful daily rituals is to be in the position where you don’t have to make “ends meet” – only Kant seemed to have a day job.

Seriously though, I started to create mine before I got frustrated with the elliptical tool in Photoshop, and I spend the majority of my day “making ends meet.” That being said, I have a few things built into my daily routine that I think are important.

I usually spend the first 30 minutes in the office reading work-related articles from Ad Age, Behance, Digiday, and many others that are on my Flipboard or bookmarked in other places.

Except on Mondays, I spend the first 30 minutes outlining my week and reviewing any outstanding todo items. I recently adopted the Bullet Journal method and modified it to my habits and needs. It’s been pretty good at making sure I don’t miss anything – although I need to be more diligent with it.

I like to take at least an hour out of each week and brainstorm on my projects – usually grabbing one or two people that I either have had good discussions with during the preceding weeks or I feel have a unique perspective on something I want to try to figure out.

I spend Wednesday evenings reading any comics that came out during the day. This is important “me time” and helps me recharge during the week.

Below are some daily rituals Via the Daily Mail courtesy of of the new book by Mason Curry called “Daily Rituals”. What’s your daily ritual?

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A Child of New York

I’m a child of New York, even though my birth certificate states differently. The city shaped my life; its gravitas at a distance at first, its concrete canyons as a crucible shaping me later in life. This city will always have my heart, as will all those that serve to keep this the greatest place in the world…

Joan Didion “On Keeping a Notebook”

“I think we are well advised to keep on nodding terms with the people we used to be, whether we find them attractive company or not. Otherwise they turn up unannounced and surprise us, come hammering on the mind’s door at 4 a.m. of a bad night and demand to know who deserted them, who betrayed them, who is going to make amends. We forget all too soon the things we thought we could never forget. We forget the loves and the betrayals alike, forget what we whispered and what we screamed, forget who we were.

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It is a good idea, then, to keep in touch, and I suppose that keeping in touch is what notebooks are all about. And we are all on our own when it comes to keeping those lines open to ourselves: your notebook will never help me, nor mine you.”

via Joan Didion “On Keeping a Notebook”