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Embrace the Chaos!

Sarah Reiff-Hekking, Ph.D.

It’s that time of year when I receive requests for more information about my services from previously “put together” folks who have discovered they need extra support to reach their next level.

Plus, my own family is in “full-out” mode attending performances, traveling, tackling the never-ending homework pile each of us has (whether real or proverbial), managing health issues, making vacation plans, and welcoming visitors — chaos seems to abound.

My guess is that you may be feeling this chaos effect too. I’d like to share with you my “Embrace The Chaos” philosophy that has been useful to me and my clients:

1) Notice the wave of activity and changing tides and choose to embrace those activities that are most meaningful for you and my family.

2) Plan time each day to scan the swirling opportunities on the horizon, grab the ones that are most meaningful and say “No” or ignore those that are not. The key here is to make a decision or choice so you can stop thinking about the options.

3) Make sure important (not necessarily “urgent”) activities stay on the radar and are planned around . . . think revenue-generating activities for your business, self care (so you can keep doing what is important both at work and home), family care and connection with important people in your life. Do important things ONE at a time . . . some days my mantra is “all I have to do is ONE thing at a time.”

4) Be spontaneous when it adds joy, meaning, and connection to your life and those around you (and the cost doesn’t out weight the benefit).

5) Plan time to recharge at intervals that will keep you energized so you can enjoy the possibilities that arise.

Beginning February 26, 2104 Sarah will be leading a 6 series workshop entitled: Mindfulness Skills for Adults with ADHD

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