Do you have chaos in your life?
Chaos creeps in when things aren’t organized. It rears its ugly head when you take on too much without making a plan of action.
What is chaos? Chaos wakes you up in the middle of the night. It screams “Let’s go! Do this! Do that! Get up! You can still get a few hours of work done! Why aren’t you thinking of this? Why aren’t you doing that? You forgot all about those things!” Chaos makes you skip breakfast. Chaos makes you not exercise. Chaos puts your dreams behind everyone else’s.
We all get confronted by chaos. How we address it - how we move forward beyond it - is what matters.
Allowing chaos to get the better of you doesn’t help you to be successful. Instead it helps you to be fatigued, stressed and irritated. It doesn’t show you that you’re full of ideas and a real go-getter. It tells you that you’re becoming unfocused and that you are trying to do too many things at once.
Are you feeling the stress and struggle of building your dream to work at home due to chaos? Are you feeling discouraged because of it? It’s okay if you are. But rather than let that chaos prevent you from achieving anything, let’s talk about what you can do that will help you calm that chaos and refocus your goals.
Have a Daily Plan
It’s so important to plan out your day. I don’t mean down to the very minute, but I want you to have a list of things you’d like to accomplish for the day. Notice that I said like to. Because you can’t control everything around you, and even the best plans fall apart from outside influence. (Note: My plan yesterday was to get some additional tasks around the house done. What actually happened was I had to go out in a blizzard for four new tires!) The plan will help you remember what you want to accomplish and keep you on track.
Schedule a Time for Your Business Goals
Each day I want you to have a set time where you think about your business. Only your business. Even if you don’t have a business yet. Even if it’s just a dream right now. Schedule yourself just 15 minutes, if that’s all you have. And do some real thinking (and note taking!) about what you want to see happen. What is your ultimate goal? Where do you see yourself? How do you get there?
Let the Day End at the End of the Day
This is probably the hardest thing to do. Stop doing. Stop thinking. Stop working. If your day ends at 5pm, end it there. If it ends at 7pm, end it there. Close the office, put the vacuum away, kick off the shoes and get your jammies on. Relax. Be comfortable. Spend time with your family. Nothing else should matter now. Don’t worry about what you didn’t get done. Get a great night’s rest and start fresh with a new plan in the morning. Calm the chaos and refocus yourself to #dosomething great.
Frankie and Andrea take turns sharing stories. Just good talk over a cup of coffee.