Is there a downside to morning rituals? A no-recipe recipe for winter garlicky winter saag | Noteworthy Instagram post of the fortnight
Been trying to get to this point. Injuries and travel gave derailed my new year’s goal to have a ritual. But will get there.
What a lovely letter, as always. Completely agree with the morning rituals. The YouTube videos overtly romanticize the mornings, while all we can manage are minutes before the madness begins. I've recently started journaling and that's an important part of my mornings. In Gujarat, we have another sour green named tandalja, which is mixed with saag to give it a tangier taste. Also, i tried growing collard greens (haak) bought from Kashmir and they too lend a lovely taste when sauteed with lots of garlic, similar to saag. Have a fruitful trip to Kolkata!
Loved this post - Primarily because I’ve been struggling with waking up early. Thinking of starting a small morning routine soon. And hey. Bought your book, love your newsletters (so natural and unpretentious) and have a fun day!!
Rituals should serve a purpose and should not be done for the sake of doing them, in my opinion. I start my day by lighting the lamp (no longer for any religious reason, just to start the day with some light), I get some movement in (a walk or some yoga). I do not write down what I need to do, definitely not in the morning. I prefer to run over tasks for the morning the night before in my mind! It give me something to look forward to!
Great issue, as always. Have to get mustard greens and palak to try the saag recipe!
My question is for Mr ChatGPT: Why does the woman have TWO cups of brew - one in hand and one in bush? Talk about an unrealistic morning routine!
Always a pleasure to read Sattva. Thank you for an excellent content.