I pray at morning and before bed. A full circle isn't needed for that, just focusing your mind on what you're doing is. Also, if I'm walking from one place to another, I try to be mindful of where I am and listen to what messages the universe could be sending me from my surroundings. Remember things don't have to be elaborate or take a lot of time--they just have to be meaningful to you.
I'd suggest taking stock of all non-school/work/family related time you have and seeing how you spend "down" time. Maybe reappropriate that to practice?
Spending a half hour to do a small ritual is less than watching one episode of your favorite cartoon. Just to put it into a little perspective. About the phone, just turn it off... Problem solved.
As a busy pagan myself and a full time college student, I can tell you that making time for rituals and dedications can be nerve wracking. But what everyone else has said is accurate, finding time to do small things count, I say a prayer every day in the morning and at night, and every time I break out my tarot cards I say a small prayer too.
Really, the last thing you need to do is beat yourself up for having a busy schedule but as Oakthorne said, if you are that concerned, take stock of your life and see what can be moved or taken out to make room for something you obviously hold in high importance. :)
I myself am not out of the broom closet so to speak and I know it can be hard, but I actually did start doing yoga and it was an eye opening experience for me that allowed me to reconnect with my life and my surroundings, and plug back into the bigger picture.
Peace and love,
Im the same as Seren....its just as much a part of my day as waking , the main thing to me isnt rituals its the everyday practicing that brings joy and order
Seren Haf said:
My craft is so part of my life, that its just a natural part of my day...I find the evening good for reading personally, but it varies.The main thing is to get the most out of your practice