We all have daily routines that can easily turn into mundane tasks. But what if I told you that adding a little ritual to your routine could help you find meaning and spark a positive change, even amplifying your overall career success?
According to experts, rituals are more than just routines – they’re conscious performances that trigger emotions, awareness, and connections. Whether it’s through physical movements, props, or spoken words, rituals have the power to propel behaviour change in individuals and organisations alike.
So if you’re looking to transform your daily experience and tap into new methods of driving career success, creating a ritual around an activity could be the key. Today we’ll explore the transformative power of rituals and how they can help you unlock your full potential. Let’s go!
Starting your day off right is crucial for crushing your career goals and feeling ready to take on whatever the day brings. Make sure you’re getting enough rest the night before, take a moment to mentally prepare (I love jotting down a quick priorities list), and fuel up with a nutritious breakfast. Don’t let the snooze button or pesky distractions from emails, TV, or social media derail your plans.
I’ve learned that being proactive and planning ahead is crucial. With so many things to juggle, organisation is key! That’s why I take care of tasks like packing lunches the night before, setting out my running gear, and reviewing my schedule. I also make it a point to touch base with my family and figure out who needs support that day. By being proactive and staying on top of things, I’m able to start my day with a clear head and a sense of purpose.
Want to know how successful women maintain their career momentum? I can tell you this: It’s not by sitting back and being complacent. It’s no secret that staying agile and ahead of the curve is crucial in today’s fast-paced work world. The women who go the furthest in their careers are more often than not the ones that demonstrate not only a willingness to learn, but a burning drive to seek out fresh experiences, take on new challenges, and acquire knowledge.
Luckily, there are endless ways to expand your knowledge and become a more well-rounded career woman. Incorporate some career development into your daily ritual by reading industry journals, tuning in to work-related podcasts, taking online career development courses (why not check out RISE Accelerate?), working towards a certification, or chatting up your coworkers about the latest trends. Even if you only have a few spare minutes a day, you can still learn something new. Pop on a podcast during your commute or while you work out and soak up some fresh insights. The bottom line is, investing in your career development will pay off in the long run. After all, investing in yourself is the best investment you can make.
Small wins are worth celebrating and can have a big impact on your career success. Whether it’s completing tasks for the day, producing quality work, or demonstrating courage in a meeting, take time to acknowledge your achievements. Make it special by creating an occasion, just like you would for major milestones. Buy yourself flowers, treat yourself to a nice meal, or do something that brings you joy.
Don’t forget to share your success with others and let it really sink in! Take the time to bask in the good news and own your accomplishments. In coaching thousands of women through the RISE Program, I’ve seen the power of celebrating small wins and owning positive feedback. So go ahead, celebrate your small wins and watch your career success soar.
No matter how busy the day gets, make it a habit to connect with someone in your professional network every day. Whether you shoot them an email, call them up, or slide into their DMs, take the time to reach out and catch up. Who knows, you might just spark a new idea or discover a common interest that could benefit your career.
And don’t forget about your colleagues! Studies show that leaders who intentionally check in with their teams can boost engagement and morale. So, why not inject some human connection into your workday? Make a point to connect with your coworkers on a personal level and build those relationships. Not only will this help you keep strong relationships with your colleagues, but it will also maximise your visibility at work, which is crucial for career advancement.
If you work from home, it can feel like you never really leave the office. Your computer’s always within reach, your phone’s blowing up with messages, and your to-do list never seems to shrink. But unplugging is key to maintaining a healthy work-life balance and crushing your career goals. That’s why it’s important to create a wind-down routine and stick to it every day.
Some ideas to try include straightening up your workspace at the end of the day, making a to-do list for tomorrow, putting your phone on do not disturb mode, writing in a journal, or taking a walk in nature. The possibilities are endless! Just make sure you carve out time every day to reflect on your accomplishments and areas for improvement. By taking this time for yourself and making it a non-negotiable daily ritual, you’ll be setting yourself up for success and a positive mindset for the next day.