If you’re living on a mountain top contemplating your navel chaos may be unknown to you. Otherwise, chaos is probably just the start of a normal day. “This has to get done NOW!!!”
If that’s the way your days start, or get interrupted, help is on the way.
You accomplish things when you FOCUS on them. And usually when all the trains seem to be running on the same track, that’s when you need to focus the most.
I’ll talk about this another time, but “multi-tasking” is a damnable lie. Accomplishment happens because of focus. So how do I focus when the world seems to be falling apart?
Take a deep breath. Really.
Unless the building is on fire whatever it is doesn’t have to “be done NOW!!!!” It can wait. It’s waited this long. It can wait another five minutes. Focus on what you’re doing and get it to a point where you can move on in a rational manner. And taking a deep breath really does invigorate you.
Deep abdominal breathing encourages full oxygen exchange — that is, the beneficial trade of incoming oxygen for outgoing carbon dioxide. Not surprisingly, it can slow the heartbeat and lower or stabilize blood pressure.
And, it relieves stress. Do it. Your mother will be proud of you.