It’s hard to concentrate at work when your personal life is out of order. Chaos anywhere, spells disastrous results when you need to focus on the job.
Creating a peaceful environment balances your mind and allows you to do your best work.
Here’s the list I frequently refer to when things feel out of sorts:
1. Spiritual Disease: This is the most powerful and often overlooked problem area when my focus is blocked. Seeking God first, shows me simple solutions to everything from money to relationship issues.
2. Unhealthy Body: If my physical body isn’t well fed, rested, and hydrated, my mental abilities are hindered. It only takes a few days of intentional health habits to turn thing around.
3. Cluttered Environment: A cluttered environment creates a cluttered mind. By cleaning one small area at a time, a growing sense of satisfaction helps clear away mental obstacles.
4. Financial Disorder: Poor money decisions accumulate until they tower into a leaning mess that threatens to topple into every other part of my life. Creating a budget, and sticking to it, restores me to a strong financial foundation.
5. Tangled Relationships: Conflict with others distracts like little else. Since I can’t think two distinct thoughts simultaneously, when a relationship problem strikes, it supersedes all other focus. Facing the issue head-on, doing my part to turn it around, and forgiving others, frees my mind, and helps me get back on track.
Personal problems cause issues at work. But doing our part to correct chaos can help us succeed in getting our focus on — no matter where it originates.
Anita FreshFaith @ Work
How do you turn your chaos into smooth sailing?
Job 25:2 (NIV)
“Dominion and awe belong to God; he establishes order in the heights of heaven.
[author] [author_image timthumb=’on’][/author_image] [author_info]Anita Agers-Brooks is a Business Coach, Certified Personality Trainer, Productivity Specialist, Certified Team Training Facilitator, Marketing Specialist, national speaker, and author. She lives in Missouri with her husband Ricky. She’s passionate about business with integrity, healthy relationships, and issues of identity. She travels the country teaching others from her personal experiences and research. Contact her via website anitabrooks.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org [/author_info] [/author]