How to bring meaningful rituals into your daily life — Calm Blog
We asked Casper for some tips on how we might turn the mundane into the extraordinary.
Every Saturday morning, Casper reads in bed while eating a piece of chocolate. He doesn’t allow distractions, either — that means no technology, no outside noise, and no thinking about “the hundred things” competing for his attention. For just a short while, he allows himself to dive into the story, savoring the details, the plot, and, yes, the chocolate.
If quiet weekend mornings are a rare luxury, find another time that works for you. Maybe it’s just “the one page you get to read before you fall asleep in bed,” he says. What matters most is that you choose something you enjoy, set an intention, and stick with it.
These days, cooking can seem like a never-ending chore: buy groceries, pick a recipe, make the meal, and do the dishes. Just when you think you’re done, your stomach grumbles again — and on it goes. You can’t escape this life-sustaining task, but you can make it more enjoyable.
Maybe you choose to make your grandmother’s spaghetti every two weeks, recalling the fond memories you had with her as the sauce simmers. A ritual around cooking could also look like “setting an intention of gratitude to every living thing that contributed to the ingredients,” Casper says. “What you’re looking for in a good intention is to connect the simple practice with something symbolic or meaningful.”