Everything is stable in a perfect world. You have the ability to design plans that will always come true. You have the ability to anticipate events. But, as you and I both know, life isn’t like that. In real life, a single random (and unexpected) event can derail all of your good intentions, aspirations, and plans for change. Think of…
• A deceased member of the family.
• Having a child.
• Being involved in an automobile accident.
• A disaster at work that results in bankruptcy.
• Love at first sight.
Unexpected circumstances can throw everything off. That has happened to me multiple times in my life. And there’s nothing you can do to avoid unforeseen circumstances. To be clear, I’m not referring to negative occurrences when I say pandemonium. Good things might sometimes detract from our ability to concentrate. Life may be unpredictably unpredictable. We still have to function despite the volatility. We must get up, respect the people in our lives, do our tasks, and discover inner peace. We have two options, in my opinion.
• We accept that life is chaotic and adjust accordingly.
• Because “life is hard,” we refuse to adjust and become dissatisfied.
It’s a no-brainer for me. The former is my preference. But how can you adjust when life throws you a curveball? How can you stay productive when you can barely catch your breath before having to cope with the next task?
Here are three suggestions to assist you to overcome those obstacles.
1. Concentrate on your tasks.
It’s easy to create tunnel vision when something important comes up in your life. Something random can engulf your entire life before you know it. Let’s say you have a crush on someone. And all of a sudden, all you can think about is that person. You are unable to concentrate on your work. You lose sight of your buddies. You’ve stopped going to the gym. You simply want to be with that person. Even while being in love is wonderful, there is more to life. Sure, savouring today is important. However, we must not lose sight of our ultimate goal in life. Under no circumstances can we neglect our work, family, friends, or health. I keep reminding myself of why I do what I do to stay focused and not give up my beliefs. I do this by keeping a daily journal. You can always find 10 minutes to sit down and ponder, no matter how crazy your life is. There are none. In addition, I review my objectives on a daily basis. That reminds me of my destination. You’ll keep going once you know where you want to go. That’s all there is to it. Want to learn more about remaining focused in stressful situations? Listen to my most recent podcast episode on the subject.
2. Do short spurts of work
Always be prepared to complete tasks. Instead of playing with your phone whenever you have a free moment, fit in some work. Even if it’s just for eight minutes. I always carry my laptop and notebook with me. Those two items are constantly with me. When my life is chaotic, I pull out my laptop whenever I have a spare moment.
It makes no difference what time it is, where I am, or how long I can work—I work whenever I get the chance.
However, working in short spurts is difficult. After all, you can’t really concentrate. In an ideal world, you would set aside hours of time for a single vital activity. That is how profound work is done.
Short bursts of work only work if you know what you’re doing (Step 1). That’s why I usually have a big list of tasks to complete. So, when I work in short bursts, I know I can’t waste time surfing the web or pondering “What should I do next?”
The procedure is straightforward. I take out my laptop, glance over my to-do list, and choose one thing that appeals to me at the time. My to-do list is made up of critical tasks. As a result, it makes no difference which task is completed first. For example, I’m working on this essay for the ninth time (I lost track). My life currently lacks structure. That’s fine, though. I continue to write articles. Keep in mind that your purpose is not to work in this manner indefinitely. Return to your regular activities once the storm has passed.
3. Keep yourself fuelled
Life can be difficult. To cope with the physical and mental strain you face, you need the right fuel. I’m not a nutritionist. However, I am an expert on my own diet. I’m not usually a fan of trial and error. When it comes to dieting, however, that’s my go-to method. I’ve tried a variety of diets and eating habits. My first meal, which is at approximately 11:30 a.m., consists primarily of protein and unsaturated fat. To put it another way, I don’t eat breakfast. These days, it’s known as intermittent fasting. That isn’t new information. Breakfast has been skipped for a long time. Look, I can’t give you diet advice because everyone’s needs are different. But I can suggest a few things to think about: Don’t believe anything the health business tells you. Everyone has something to sell (and I don’t just mean stuff; I’m also talking about ideas).
Distinguish between eating habits (when you eat, how often you eat, etc.) and diets (the type of foods you consume like protein, fat, and carbs). Experimentation should be done with caution. Only try things that aren’t hazardous to your health (don’t starve yourself, and don’t try strange diets like eating only red meat). Keep track of how you feel after eating certain foods. Things that make you feel awful should be removed from your diet.
That’s how I discovered my ideal foods and eating habits. Every evening, for example, I eat rice. I love it. I become hungry quickly and don’t feel as sharp if I don’t eat rice. Should I give up rice because some random individual on the internet says so? No, absolutely not.
Creating Order Out of Chaos
I used to despise uncertainty. That’s something I believe you learn as you become older. People say things like, “Get a safe job! “They don’t warn you, though, that a secure job will make you sluggish and weak in the long run. Why? Because you’re protected.
In 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos, Jordan Peterson expressed it best: “Order is insufficient. Because there are still significant and important new things to learn, you can’t merely remain steady, secure, and unchanging. “Uncertainty, on the other hand, motivates people to take action. That’s why I’ve grown to appreciate the unknown. It forces me to find solutions to all of my problems. And if you start living that way, you won’t be able to operate effectively without them. Know that once you’ve reached that point, you’re safe.