Incorporating mini-rituals into your daily routine can make it easier to feel more grounded and calm. From making your morning coffee or tea, to taking an afternoon walk, any activity can become a ritual when you’re practicing awareness. Being consistent with your self-care is a great place to start. And working with incense helps you explore lots of different options.
The Real Value of a Self-Care
Building healthy habits often has a ripple-effect. Giving yourself time to relax and recharge helps support all aspects of your mental, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing. In turn, that can also positively affect everyone around you.
The better we feel individually, the more we’ll be able to help others. A sense of peace leads to greater patience, kindness, and understanding. That’s why a regular self-care practice is so important. These rituals can benefit the greater good because they help us become more aware of our surroundings and the energy we bring to various situations.
Creating Daily Routines with Incense
In Japan, the art of appreciating incense is known as kōdō. The practice is described as listening to the fragrance. Even something as simple as lighting incense after you wake up could be a productive way to create a small self-care ritual. Noticing the scent can help set the tone for your day as you get dressed or make the bed.
And if your mornings are a little hectic? Maybe you want to burn your incense in the evening. It would create a calming atmosphere in the living room after you tuck the kids into bed. Or become a great addition to your own bedtime routine!
Most people find it pretty easy to light incense as a subtle “background” to their typical at-home lifestyle. It’s also the perfect complement to your existing self-care rituals. If you already practice meditation or yoga, why not add some incense to the mix? The same goes for any work you might do with your crystals and stones. Taking a hot bath is another great ritual. You can match the fragrance of your incense to the essential oils in your tub.
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Since there are so many types of incense, you’ll probably discover that you like certain varieties best for different activities or the time of day. Personally, I like the traditional fragrances of Nag Champa and Patchouli. As far as brands go, though, my favorite is INCA incense. Their quality is