For me, there is nothing as cool as starting my day with a shower in the morning. Water ceases to be something I only use to quench my thirst, or wash my body and hair; it becomes a ritual of washing away the night and its dormancy. The same is true when I take a shower right before I go to bed; water not only cleanses my body, it washes away the day and all it presented me with. A shower becomes a ritual of washing away any baggage or concerns of the now ending day, it psychologically frees me as I anticipate a new day.
The same is true about coffee; coffee to me is more than getting a dose of caffeine to get the day started, it is both pleasure and comfort. Coffee is my ritual.
What is your ritual?