Wow, what an extremely generic title! It's almost as if it's been left entirely up to interpretation, opening the door for you to talk about all sorts of things you do when no one else is around!
So I found this fluffy article about rituals and rolled my eyes throughout the whole thing...But it did get me thinking about some of my personal rituals, and I enjoyed the train of thought. I wanted to give everyone the opportunity to think about their personal rituals and share them, if they feel so inclined.
This story stuck with me not because of the ice-cream-in-bed part, though to my child self that did sound pretty good. For me, the real hero of this story was the solitude. Because a ritual feels extra special when it is just for you.
Anyway, define "ritual" and "private" however you want. What's some weird shit you get up to when you're on your own?
Super duper simple BUT
Before I leave the house, my right hand traces a path from my temple to my right pocket, right belt loop and back right pocket. The modern version of 'Spectacles, testicles, wallet and watch' I suppose. 'Glasses, keys, phone, wallet' doesn't have quite the same ring to it though.
I've locked myself out of my house and car a bunch of times as a younger person and the experience ingrained this ritual rather deeply. Lessons will be taught until they are learned.
Also, full deep clean of the house before every trip, doesn't matter if it's two days or two weeks.
Nothing worse than coming home from a nice vacation to a pigsty.