I mentioned in a previous post that I read for at least an hour every day. I guess this would be considered my daily ritual as well. I read from one of the five books I have on rotation. Right now, one of those books is Give and Take by Adam Grant. It's about how giving and paying it forward is a key to success. Anyway, reading refreshes me; it's like a power nap.
I've come to adopt this ritual because staring at a computer for hours feels unhealthy. I wanted to take breaks during my day but still feel like I was working on something. Reading is that balance for me. On days that I don't have time to read as much as I'd like, I feel crabby. These are days that I'm out in the field. I try to do the next best thing and listen to a podcast :-)