Diwali is here and it’s offering you more than just a public holiday. The festival of light is held to celebrate the triumph of good over evil, but it also serves as a source of inspiration for our personal lives. Join the festivities and learn about a few ways that can enlighten a pathway to further career success.
So, put the public holiday to good use and leave the past behind you. Here are a few tips on how the festival can bring you professional enlightenment.
Make a fresh startOne of the ways to celebrate Diwali is by buying something new. Most people will wear new clothes to symbolise a new start. It signifies that it’s never too late for a fresh beginning - be it in your personal life or in business.
Give your working life a fresh touch with something new. No matter if you are getting a new outfit for work, a new phone or just a stylish notebook for yourself - it is the act itself that will shine a positive light on your career. Take the lead and set yourself up for 12 successful months.
Clean up your deskIt’s a tradition to clean your house and office space before Diwali. The clean up is a cleansing ritual that is supposed to free yourself (and your space) from any unwanted or unneeded elements.
Before heading into the public holiday, make sure that your office space and desk are clean and tidy. Get rid of old notes, unnecessary clutter, and wash up all those empty coffee cups. Not only will it ‘cleanse’ your work space, you will also return happier to your desk - it might even make your workday more productive. Remember that a clean space inspires a clean mind. Seek the lightDiwali is known as the festival of candles or light. Moving out of the darkness and celebrating the new light, Diwali is all about positivity in your life. Apply the same to your career and seek some new knowledge.
Try to take a step forward and learn something new to boost your career. Ask yourself what you want to learn or achieve at work in the coming year. Pick a new skill and sign up for a course - no matter if you want to polish your programming skills or advance your marketing capabilities. If you don’t have the time to commit to a full course, consider webinars, listen to related podcasts or join a self-learning online course.
Bond with your colleaguesA festival is never celebrated alone. During Diwali, families and friends come together to share special moments with each other. Make use of the occasion and gather your colleagues for something else than another business meeting - be it a communal lunch or after-work drinks.
While sweets, snacks and savoury treats should never be missing from any Diwali celebration, it’s also typical to play games during the festival period. Ask around your office to get a feel for what people like to do, and then initiate a casual game night in the office or try something more adventurous, such as an exciting ‘escape room’ experience. It’s not only something fun to do, but will also bring your team closer together.