Maintaining a Weekly Planning Ritual is the Highest Form of Self-Care

Emily Madill
5 min readDec 13, 2021
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A planning ritual does not sound like a form of self-care. It’s not exactly bubble baths and meditation. The idea of planning and organizing can feel constricting. Or it can feel like a chore. If the sound of routines and rituals isn’t music to your ears, you’re not alone.

Emily Madill

Author & certified professional coach (ACC) • BA in Business & Psychology. • Thrive Global editor-at-large• Author of 11 books • Coach at BetterUp