Bridging rituals are the tiny things we can do to help us move smoothly from one role to another, to shift from one task to a different one, to change our state of mind and find focus in a world of constant distraction. Think of a bridging ritual that might move coaches more easily from one task to the other, something that can firmly anchor they in the present and turn they fully to the task at hand. A set designer who was used to running big teams realized that she was bringing this energy home, which was causing conflict. At her workshop, she directed skilled artisans, who expected terse commands and tight deadlines, but she was directing her partner and their two small children in much the same way, and toddlers especially don’t respond well to such pressure!