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June 25th, 2009 at 8:42 am

Thursday Thirteen – 13 Ways To Keep Chaos Away

  1. Routines – Nothing calms the storm better that sticking to a well thought out routine.
  2. Take a Timeout – Take 15 minutes for yourself and unwind. Have a cup of herbal tea or a glass of water. The calmer you are the better you’ll be able to handle anything that comes your way.
  3. Aromatherapy – Light some soothing scented candles to help calm the atmosphere and the spirit. Try lavender, peppermint, or vanilla.
  4. The number 10 – Count to it whenever you start to feel as if one of those many balls in the air starts to fall. Also helpful when your fuse is short and you’re about to explode.
  5. Delegate – Ask for help and pass of tasks that can easily be done by someone else.
  6. Write it down– Avoid the stress of forgotten appointments and trying to remember everything. Buy a planner or a calendar and write it down instead.
  7. De-clutter – Lets face it clutter causes chaos. Get rid of anything you don’t “know to be useful or believe to be beautiful” as William Morris said. Then feel the peace fall over your house.
  8. Soft music– Key word is soft. Blaring Aerosmith isn’t going to calm anyone down. Neither will the Wiggles greatest hits. Just pick something that is pretty and will sort of melt into the background.
  9. Don’t procrastinate – Putting things off add stress to your life while undone tasks add chaos to your home.
  10. Don’t sweat the small stuff – Don’t let the little upsets in life bother you. I promise you, it’s not the end of the world.
  11. Be imperfect – Set your standards a bit lower. If the dishes don’t get washed until tomorrow morning, if a bed doesn’t get made or the lawn doesn’t get mowed, the earth will continue to revolve around the sun.
  12. Don’t multitask – You may think you’re being efficient but what you’re really doing is trying to take a shortcut. Give your full attention to whatever you’re doing – especially when parenting.
  13. Have a vision – Keep a picture in your mind of what direction you want your career, family, health, etc to go. Keep that picture of what your ideal life is. Have goals and work towards them.
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    i have several aromatherapy candles at home and they can really soothe my stressed body.;~-

    Emma Johnson on May 1st, 2010


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