Why you need rituals to be truly successful in life.

Or are you one for rituals?

When times are tough in our lives it’s really important to do things that make us happy. These actions can be small, but it’s important to remember that they’re at least something.

I love variety, I love to have a lot on and to be really social. When a lot is happening and not all of it is positive I’m really glad that I have activities in place that help me get through. I’ve found activities that make me feel like I’m mixing it up but they’re also creating rituals in my life as well, which makes me feel like I’m in control.

My week is set up with special days for certain things. It looks like this:

Monday – Motivation Day (I will meet with other entrepreneurs and people that inspire me, or I will read or watch something that will inspire me to achieve my goals during the week).

Tuesday – I work at my local coworking space on leadership programs and may even have a few clients. I also go for a walk with one of my closest friends after work and we debrief about our weeks. I love this because we both look at life in similar ways, and I always gain such insight from our chats.

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Wednesday – I'm at Cowork again working on my projects, but also helping others with theirs. I try and get to the pool for a swim or even a yoga class.

Thursday - I facilitate back to work programs in my local community and have a night out for dinner or even get some takeaway. But I don’t exercise; it is a night of rest for my body and mind.

Friday – I generally work from home and the focus is more on learning something new and exciting. I LOVE Udemy for online short courses too. I finish work at 3 pm and begin my weekend with some Elle time.

Saturday and Sunday – are full of Yoga and healings, outings with friends and family. But if I want to stay home and have Elle time, I do.

So much of our lives we live for others and listen to how they believe we should live our lives, but we are most happy when we are truly listening to our souls and looking after ourselves.

There are parts of my week that are non-negotiable. I do not miss yoga at home for anything. I go to bed at 10 pm or before every night of the week because I sleep better and wake up refreshed. I don’t eat red meat or chicken anymore, and if I do, I know that it will make me feel shit and I have to deal with that – it doesn’t give me the right to whine about it. I say no to outings without feeling guilty, because guilt is a wasted emotion.

You are the only one that can make your life better. There will be things that will come up again and again, but it is how you react to these situations that will get you though.