We discuss bringing order to the chaos to get important things
done, improve your quality of life, and feel at ease.
Bringing Order to Chaos
Certain times, though, seem especially difficult, and it's
hard to keep your head above water. Everything is urgent, it's
difficult to accomplish those things you consider most important,
and you're constantly reacting.
Even if you like a little chaos, you tend to keep a messy desk and
enjoy when things less-ordered, a bit of order allows you to
accomplish your goals. Even if you're only organizing the chaos
For example, you wake up, brush your teeth, and then you have a
90-minute period for a hobby, or for whatever you feel like doing.
Let that time be chaotic, but organize anchor points so urgent
tasks don't step on what you want to do.
Anchor Points & Schedules
Bringing order to the chaos doesn't mean the same thing for
everyone. For some, it might mean establishing anchor points
throughout your day. You might have a morning routing, a lunch
routine, a training routine, and an evening routine, and in between
these anchor points, it might be chaotic.
For others, you might need things scheduled down to the hour,
half-hour, or even more detailed. Many business executives have
extremely detailed schedules. If this is you, you'll have to ensure
that you block off time for the important things that are NOT
related to business (family, friends, exercise).
Regardless of personality type, regardless of job or age or place
in life, fostering some discipline can help you accomplish your
goals and improve your quality of