The definition for chaos I like is a state of extreme confusion and disorder. While nobody would actively choose chaos, it kind of creeps up on us and before we realize, it becomes a way of life. Take this quiz to see if you are living in or headed for a chaotic life?
- Do you say “I don’t know why I am so tired” more than once a week, day, or hour?
- Would you be embarrassed to have your boss ride in your car today?
- Do you tend to underestimate how long things take—by half or more?
- Do you frequently pay late fees on credit cards, mortgage payments, or library books?
A) Have you had more than one “accident” in the last 30 days, like spilling red wine, shrinking a dry-clean only cashmere sweater or a just a little fender bender?
B) Are you struggling with your sleep or weight?
C) Do you have trouble finding things like your car keys, your glasses, or your children?
D Do you ruminate about your financial situation?
E) Are you managing your aging parents healthcare, finances, or homecare?
F) Are you overdue for the dentist, ob-gyn, or your driver’s license?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are experiencing some level of chaos in your life. Chaos becomes a habit unless we take conscious steps to choose calm by:
- Asking for help and delegating
- Saying no to anything not on your top 5 list for the day
- Practicing extreme self care with your diet, exercise, sleep and relationships
- Slowing down with a daily practice of meditation, deep breathing, yoga, journaling, or all of the above to help you focus on what matters most