Daily Routines at Work: Flip, Twist, Evolve!

June 5, 2024

Establishing daily routines at work has many advantages, but they should never be static. Instead, they need to evolve with the changes you go through.


It’s bye-bye to my daily rituals and routines.

Admittedly, it’s self-inflicted.

Don’t worry, it’s good news. As a matter of fact,… it’s amazing news. So, I may as well come out with it.

After 23 years of owning my event business, I JUST SOLD IT! 🎉

I thought about it long and hard. But it was the right thing to do. Time to have some more focus on my coaching business.

As for the chaos and messed-up daily routines at work, I’m sure you can see that after 23 years of running the same business, I had established a very smooth and polished work routine.

So right now, I’m in a transition period where, for one more year, I will support the new event business owners for 20 hours a week. After that,… THE WORLD IS MY OYSTER.

Rhythm of the Seasons : Tweaking Work Rituals

Obviously, after this massive change, some new morning and evening routines are yet to be established.

But with my life in turmoil, my mind has also been down the track of how daily work rituals have their own season, even without the upheaval of a major life-changing decision.

The simple change from jandals to snuggly blankets (and vice versa) demands a need for reviewing routines.

☀ During the summer season, I usually burst with energy. Going for a walk early in the morning. Heck yes!
❄ Right now, I prefer to snuggle up in bed just a bit longer. You know, get the sun to warm things up just a tiny bit before I brave the shower.

What that means is that twice a year, when the seasons change, your daily work rituals logically receive a tweak too.

So right now, is the perfect time to have a look at this.

The Benefits Of Daily Rituals At Work

But why bother with morning and evening rituals at work in the first place?

I mean, some of us love routine, but just as many others loathe anything that smells of repetition and monotony.

I would argue that EVERYONE benefits from a certain amount of daily rituals.

Not convinced?

Consider these 3 arguments:

1. Having Well-considered Daily Rituals At Work Increases Productivity

You may have this idea that having a set routine stifles creativity.

The reality, however, is quite the opposite if you’re intentional about it.

Consider what you do regularly. Also, think about the things you should do but aren’t or not doing consistently. These are the actions that benefit from a daily routine.

I purposefully introduce daily routines, especially for the morning and the evening.

  • I think about them
  • I create them,
  • I trial them
  • I tweak them until they completely work for me. 

The beauty is that mundane tasks become second nature. You do them automatically with little brainpower, leaving all the energy and mental capacity for the creative and important things.

2. Having Morning And Evening Routines Speeds Up Work

Procrastinating issues anyone? 😂

Just think about the daily task of brushing your teeth. I bet it’s done on auto-pilot, right after you get out of the shower. It’s part of the daily getting ready in the morning ritual. Probably timed to the minute.

The point is, you don't have to decide what to do next; your body and brain jump straight into action.

But just for a second, … entertain the thought of what would happen if you wouldn’t have that routine.

Would it be as speedy and efficient, the way it is right now?

That’s why having a morning and evening routine at work also helps you move tasks with little effort and in the blink of an eye.

It may be in tatters at the moment, but I have spoken in detail about my morning and evening routine at work in a past episode. You can find it here.

3. Having Daily Routines At Work Prevents Mistakes

Morning and evening rituals at work are your busy day’s best friend.


Because it’s in the busy-ness and the chaos that mistakes are made.

  • I made a shortcut; skipped a step here and there. It looked efficient at the time… ⏰
  • I missed a small detail. Turns out it was important. 😭
  • That follow-up phone call wasn’t made 🙌
  • I don’t know how, but I forgot to pay that invoice. 💲

Give it a couple of weeks, and these seemingly unimportant and unintentional mistakes will have their revenge.

I’m sure you know what I’m talking about.

My point is…

When you have daily routines at work, mundane and repetitive tasks not only get done more efficiently, you also avoid the (embarrassing and/or expensive) oopsies.

Daily Routines Are Meant To Evolve


Boring as they may seem, a daily work routine helps us show up as the best possible version of ourselves.

With that in mind, I encourage you to create intentional morning and evening rituals at work. Test and fine-tune them. And then …. change them again as circumstances change.

Because, although you should be committed to your work routines, they are not meant to be rigid.

I like to think of rituals as an autopilot that gets smarter the more you use it. This way, we not only execute our routines flawlessly, but also refine them continuously. When done well, our work routines should evolve with us.

As we grow and our circumstances change, our rituals can adapt to meet our new needs and goals. This adaptability makes them incredibly powerful tools for sustained success.

  • From summer to winter. 
  • Before, during and after the sale of one of your business. 💪

I’m sure you get it. I'm a firm believer in the power of purposeful daily rituals, and as a Full Focus Planner Certified Pro, I've seen firsthand how establishing AND refreshing these rituals can impact productivity, efficiency, and mindset at work.

Have a look at
this golden oldie if you want to know more about the Full Focus Planner.

How do YOU tackle your routines? Are you as much a fan as I am? Do you review them regularly? Do you agree they affect your productivity and mindset? I’m keen to hear!

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