Rituals Help You Increase Efficiency by Cindy Stradling CSP, CPC

We’re all searching for ways to be our best version of ourselves. Sometimes, we can make great strides through habits that are simple, yet very effective. We often look for complicated means to reach our goals, yet overlook some simple tricks that can maximize our efficiency. Establishing rituals is one of these.

Simple rituals, like answering email first thing in the morning and last thing in the evening, can help you to maximize your time. When you have set routines for doing things, you tend to be more focused on the task at hand, rather than drifting from one task to another without any plan or schedule.

Another way that rituals increase your efficiency is by helping you to ensure that you don’t forget any important tasks. If you get into the habit of, for example, taking the deposit to the bank every day at 4:30, you’ll likely never miss making your regular deposit. However, if you take it in the morning sometimes, and in the afternoon other times, it never becomes a habit, so you’re more likely to forget it all together.

Establishing rituals is really just another way of scheduling your time. It’s been proven over and over that people who schedule all their important tasks each day are more productive than those who don’t work on a set schedule.

Creating a ritual of touching base with important clients and peers can also help you to be more successful in your business. It’s easy to get bogged down in the details of everyday life and fail to keep in touch with people who give you energy, help you in business, and make you feel more connected. You may even feel guilty about taking time away from work to do this. But, making it a point to regularly interact with people who are your best supporters regularly offers immeasurable benefit to your life.

Just a few simple rituals added to your day may be all you need to greatly increase your efficiency and help you establish the routines that ensure your most important tasks are always managed. Your day will be more productive, and you’ll have a sense of calm knowing that you have a routine that keeps your business running smoothly.