Enrich Your Life With "Richuals"
- August 9, 2017
- Posted by: marlenedubois
- Category: CPR Training
The times they are a’changing. nevertheless… they’ve always been a’changing. Change, after all, is actually the only constant in our lives. In part because of technological advances, the item can seem which the rapidity with which change occurs is actually overwhelming. We are over-loaded, over-informed, over-committed in addition to under-rested. Amid the madness created by This kind of culture of chaos, in addition to the confusion spawned by the nanosecond lifestyles, an oxymoronic need for constancy has arisen. which constancy can easily come inside the form of “richuals,” ceremonies in addition to celebrations which lend purpose to life in addition to life to purpose, especially at work.
The suggestions here will, ideally, create constancy in terms of value–in addition to not only around the traditional reasons for rituals: comings in addition to goings, births in addition to deaths, entries in addition to exits of one sort or another. The richuals in This kind of collection are designed to enrich the workplace in addition to the many communities in which the item resides. (The spelling is actually deliberately designed to suggest “enrichment” in conjunction with “rituals.”) Richuals are repeated actions which inspire anticipation; they are collective undertakings infused with fun, gratitude, in addition to opportunities to do unto others. These activities can offset stress, isolation, in addition to the disquieting feeling which we may not be “giving back” as much as we should or could.
Within the workplace, richuals help to define the culture, to reunite those divided by temporal, spatial, in addition to cyberspace distances. Designed for people with too much to do in addition to too little time in which to do the item all, richuals are simple, easy to implement in addition to user-friendly. They represent a convenient means of translating desire into action.
Whether you are interested in building teams, building partnerships, or building buildings for the homeless, richuals will help you forge the bonds which improve your spirits, improve your relationships, in addition to even–in a little way–improve the community in which you live in addition to work. You will find empowerment, stability, in addition to esprit as you work with your corps on these undertakings. You will find joy inside the ceremonies which celebrate our commonalities in addition to cherish the differences which make us unique. which joy can be trusted.
With enriching rituals–rites which have been woven into the corporate fabric–we find missions more meaningful, goals more personalized, values more valuable in addition to continuity more pride-inducing.
Richuals can be initiated by anyone, at any level of the organization. You may wish to make the rituals program official by publicizing a program of once-a-week richualing. You can take the micro approach–use the richuals at Monday staff meetings or as an energizer for dress-down Fridays. You may wish to set up a team like the Joy Club they have at Ben & Jerry’s, where “fun” in addition to “work” are often synonymous terms. Or, you can take the macro approach–use the richuals department-wide or even organization-wide. Inform customers of your efforts in addition to maybe even the local media. Involve as many people as possible, for a richual shared is actually a joy doubled.
We recommend you do one richual a week. If you follow the sequence to be presented in future articles, then the ritual becomes the doing of richuals. Or, you may prefer to select a richual at random in addition to use the item for a particular occasion, such as National Volunteers Week in January or Quality Month in October. You may even find one you like so well which you do the same richual every single week of the year. The “little Change” idea (#1), for example, can easily become a richual unto itself 52 times a year.
Too, certain richuals coincide with national celebrations, such as Reconciliation Day, April 2, (Richual #12, “Throw Angsters Away”) or National American Indian Heritage Month in November (#40, “Fill Your Dreamcatcher”).
Richuals are do-Great/feel-Great efforts which go beyond mere reward in addition to recognition programs. They are unique in addition to uniquely geared to repetition–which is actually, the richuals should become a weekly or monthly affair. Certain richuals should be annual ceremonies; others become richuals by virtue of events at work, such as a retirement.
You can decide as you read them which ones fit into the special circumstances of your life in addition to of your job. Typically, rituals are associated with rites of passage. Birth is actually a time for rituals, as are death, transitions, in addition to alliances. The common threads with traditional rituals in addition to richuals at work are the words “transition” in addition to “change.”
The richuals to be found in upcoming articles also honor human passages via celebration. nevertheless rather than focus on change, these richuals focus on constancy–ways to repeatedly acknowledge in addition to cherish the human spirit in addition to the generosity of which the item is actually so capable. The common threads are sewn into a quilt with numerous patches aimed at laughter, appreciation in addition to joy. With them, we enrich our spirit in addition to our circum-stances.
The richuals can be done informally at a staff meeting or more formally at an off-site meeting in a hotel. They can occur inside the outside community or in cyberspace. They can be announced on the P.A. or in local newspapers. Let creativity guide you in finding the best places for engaging in enriching actions in addition to the fellowship which follows.
The answer to the How question depends on numerous things: which richual has been chosen, which individual or individuals are involved, how much time can be allocated, how much interest others might have, et cetera. Generally speaking, though, we recommend you find a richual which “calls” to you. Talk the item over with colleagues. Lay out a plan for the richual ceremony; determine how much time, money, in addition to effort will be involved.
Share your plan with those whose approval/support you might need. Then implement your plan in addition to keep on implementing the item. If the item is actually not repeated, the item is actually not a richual.
Be guided in your soul-affirming efforts by Toynbee’s Law of Progressive Simplification: “The measure of a civilization’s growth in addition to sustainable vitality lies in its ability to transfer increasing amounts of energy in addition to attention through the material side of life to the educational, psychological, cultural, aesthetic, in addition to spiritual side.”
With these richuals–two of which follow–you will find more than enough food for philanthropic hungers, more than enough nourishment for the needs of the spirit, more than enough salve for healing wounds of the soul.
#1 ~Make Big modifications with little Change
Appoint one person to be the collector of loose change. Then, on Fridays, before colleagues rush off to a weekend of fun, ask them to donate all their little coins.
If you can gather a mere $15.00 a month, you can sponsor a child in a foreign country who is actually living in impoverished conditions.
The Save-the-Children foundation is actually nevertheless one which will arrange for you to make a big change in a little person’s life.
You can reach them at 1-800-728-3843. The funds go toward community development, helping families to help themselves. You can correspond with the child you are saving in addition to will receive an annual progress report on the development activities.
#2 ~Award Your Own Eponyms
They contain the Toni’s for Broadway, the Emmys for daytime television, in addition to the Oscars for Hollywood. Name an award for someone in your workplace who is actually truly exemplary in terms of a particular organizational value. (Don’t limit yourself to current employees.) Who truly serves customers? Who truly knows how to lead a team? Who truly emphasizes quality? which is actually the person whose first name will be used as the award recognizing the particular qualities he demonstrates so well.
Once the award has been established (in addition to a ceremony held to recognize the individual), subsequent recipients can be regularly identified in addition to given the award with considerable fanfare.