living with chaos

Red umbrella with reflection in waterEveryone experiences some turmoil regularly. When chaos takes over your life, however, you might want to look at what you can do to tame it.

You can’t control how other people drive, but you can choose not to react angrily when someone cuts you off.

You can’t control the flood of paper that comes home with your kids every day, but you can decide what to keep and toss the rest.

You can’t control how long you have to wait to pay for a purchase, but you can use that time to focus on your breathing, catch up on some reading or check messages.

You can’t control the results of medical tests, but you can write about your fears or talk to someone who understands.

November 9 is Chaos Never Dies Day, a reminder that chaos is a part of life. Many of my clients struggle to manage daily tasks, which leads to a chaotic environment. Learning to accommodate small setbacks and prepare for delays will ease your stress levels and reduce the chaos.

You can’t control how other people behave, but you can focus on your responses. What can you do to reduce the amount of chaos in your life? Leave a reply, below.

Marcie Lovett, Organized by Marcie
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