Last night, after returning from a business trip that I am so glad is over, I plopped down on my bed and closed my eyes as I searched for a moment of reprieve before my family realized I had returned. After a few minutes, I opened my eyes to something very odd. I had to stop and think for a minute so that I could focus and figure out what that mass was glaring back at me from across the room. I decided to take a careful step in its direction to get a better look. Upon further investigation, I realized it was just my desk. Well, not just my desk. It was my desk that had now been taken over by things that did not belong to me. There was a school project, home work that should have been turned in yesterday, my husband’s work materials, and junk mail that was piled up into multiple heaping stacks that resembled a Jinga game. Now this might seem trivial to you, but everyone in my household knows that my desk is my oasis for inspiration. It helps me focus and create. So, it is absolutely off limits to everyone!
While on my train ride back home, I had mapped out my evening’s plan. As I do on most Friday nights, I had cashed in my favor card and scheduled a play date for the girls at my friend’s house down the street. I had also scheduled in a little viewing of Dateline, a glass of Chardonnay, and a date with a piping hot pizza. Then once I was settled and relaxed, I would get busy with a project I had been working on over the last couple of weeks. Unfortunately, I had not factored in this monkey wrench call cleaning into my well thought out plan.
Most people who know me, will tell you that I cannot think in chaos. When things are cluttered on the outside, my brain feels cluttered on the inside. No matter how hard I try to ignore what is in front of me, I cannot seem to move passed the disorder. So, I started to think about you as you are on this journey of knocking down the roadblocks to living your best life. I realized that if you are anything like me, when things are out of order in your life it is a struggle to gain cognitive control. You forget things, you are late for everything, your motivation takes a hiatus, and your creative juices just stop flowing. So, I came up with a few strategies that can help reel you back in and put you back on track.
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