The Importance of Creating Space for Your Rituals

I love the word “rituals” because it represents more than just habits or routines; it signifies meaningful actions that elevate your life in profound ways. Rituals have the power to extend beyond the individual, impacting those around us positively. As a breast cancer survivor, my journey has taught me invaluable lessons about the importance of setting aside time for myself. You can learn more about my story on The Clarita Escalante Show Podcast, particularly in episodes #1 and #2, and one of our latest podcasts.

Embracing Rituals for a Balanced Life

Challenges in life teach us so much, and my cancer diagnosis was a turning point that taught me to prioritize self-care. Setting time aside to relax, recharge, and be ready to pour into my family, job, and business has been crucial. It’s also about showing up for myself in the best way possible.

Creating space for your rituals might seem daunting, especially when time feels scarce. But even in the busiest seasons of life, there are ways to carve out moments for yourself. Here are some tips and actionable steps to help you create time for your rituals, no matter how hectic your schedule may be.

Tips to Carve Out Time for Yourself

  1. Start Small: Begin with just a few minutes each day. Whether it’s a 5-minute meditation or a quick journaling session, small steps can lead to significant changes over time.

  2. Schedule It In: Treat your rituals as non-negotiable appointments. Add them to your calendar to ensure you prioritize them.

  3. Combine Activities: Make the most of your time by combining rituals with daily activities. For example, listen to a meditation app during your commute or practice mindfulness while doing household chores.

  4. Morning or Evening Rituals: Use the quiet moments of the morning or evening to engage in your rituals. This can set a positive tone for the day or help you unwind before bed.

  5. Use Technology: Take advantage of apps and online resources to support your rituals. Some of my favorite meditation apps include:

    • Insight Timer: A free app with a vast library of guided meditations.
    • Joe Dispenza Walking Meditations on YouTube: Perfect for incorporating movement into your mindfulness practice.
    • Moments of Space: Offers calming meditations to create peaceful moments in your day.
    • Melissa Wood Health (MWH): Provides meditations and workouts for a holistic approach to wellness.
    • Mastry: Focuses on personal growth and mindfulness practices.
  6. Use a Wellness Journal: Our Wellness Journal can be a valuable tool for staying accountable and keeping track of your rituals. It provides a space to reflect on your progress and set intentions.

Compassion and Flexibility

It’s important to remember that the time you have for yourself can vary depending on the season of life you’re in. Some periods will allow for more extensive rituals, while others might require shorter, more flexible practices. Have compassion and empathy for yourself during times when you don’t have a lot of time. Even a few moments of self-care can make a difference.


Creating space for your rituals is essential for maintaining balance and well-being. By starting small, scheduling time, combining activities, using technology, and being flexible, you can incorporate meaningful rituals into your life, no matter how busy you are. Remember, it’s not about the quantity of time but the quality of the moments you carve out for yourself.

To learn more about my journey and the importance of self-care, tune in to The Clarita Escalante Show Podcast. And don’t forget, our Wellness Journal is here to help you stay on top of your rituals and ensure you show up for yourself in the best way possible.

Here’s to creating space for rituals that elevate your life and well-being!


Clarita Escalante 

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