It’s not what goes into your body that defiles you; you are defiled by what comes from your heart. - Mark 7:15
While it's important to wash your hands, it's even more important to clean your thoughts. While it's important to brush your teeth, it's even more important to feed your soul. I tried to stop and count the minutes I have spent showering, fixing my hair, brushing my teeth, picking out my clothes (although that doesn't take me long - look, there's a shirt) and everything else to help my appearance. Bottom line, these are habits, rituals. I do them regularly without even thinking. I want my time with Jesus to become that way. Without thinking, I'm praying, noticing God's world and enjoying reading His Word. That's my goal.