Organized chaos

Organized chaos seems to be my mood of preferred functioning these days. I still haven’t recovered from the shock of losing both our furbabies. However, I am getting things sorted out.

I usually do not operate in an organized chaotic manner. I am a rather detailed list oriented person. I can, when required fly by the seat of my pants or toss a schedule out the wind and be spontaneous. Being off work since July with C-PTSD has shifted this side of me, and I wasn’t sure how I felt about the organized chaotic lifestyle, to be honest.

This morning, I woke up and decided it was time to get my life back. So the first thing I did was make a list of what I needed to get done. For those of you who love lists, you will understand the sense of calm, order, and control that making a list can achieve. And the immediate mood boost I had!

By 10 am I was able to tick off nine items that needed doing! I haven’t had time to sit down and actually work on my new fantasy novel yet (5:30 pm), but at least I now have 16 important things ticked off my list. I have a sense of achievement that has helped alleviate some of my anxiety.

This week is crazy, but I’m organized now and feel like I can manage. We have a meeting down island I have to prepare for, and I have a day retreat I am running on Saturday that I am still trying to prepare for. This is my first solo work event since being off in July. I’m not going to lie I am anxious, but I have an excellent team helping me.

There are tons of exciting things coming up, and I can’t wait to share them!

Lists and more lists