Organized Chaos

I have never been one of those people that will allow work to consume me. I absolutely love my job, but I don’t let my work life take a toll on my personal life. My boyfriend, my family, my friends, every aspect of my life is important to me. I am blessed to work in an environment where family NEVER comes last. Everyone cares so much about each other and what is going on in their lives. You may be wondering where I am going with this, but in my eyes, one of the keys to balancing your work and personal life is organization.

At the end of the work day, I couldn’t stop thinking about things I must complete for work the next day. Deadlines, social media posts, events, décor, schedules, and so much more constantly ran through my head! I would try to go to sleep at night and I just couldn’t seem to turn off my brain. Now part of this problem is my personality, I tend to worry about everything and tend to think that everyone else’s problems are my own. I would constantly talk and worry about what is going on at work. But settling in and getting organized was definitely where I shifted my focus!

Everyone has their own way of organizing. People develop their own systems and many times, they are the only person who can understand it! I feel like that is the way I am. I think of these crazy things that really only make sense to me. I say if it works for you, go for it! Charts, Calendars and Lists … OH MY! That is probably what many people think when they walk into my cubicle. But one thing I have learned is that the key to my sanity is organization. When my world is chaotic, I stress! I breakdown, shutdown and can’t function. With a little organization, preparation and prioritizing, things seem more balanced and a little more peaceful.  This is a crazy industry and you are constantly doing 756 things at once, but by taking the time to write things down and by getting myself into a routine, I can juggle every challenge that is thrown my way! Now when I am not at work, I can relax and do the things I enjoy in the company of those I love and my focus is on them, not my to do list!

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