Learn to Live with Chaos. What exactly do I mean by that?
Well even the most organised mum can have a Murphy’s Law moment, when everything that can go wrong does. So having a method of coping when chaos hits is useful.
First of all accepting that chaos is normal can be quite empowering.
There is a quote I came across recently which goes, “Chaos is the law of nature. Order is the dream of man”. Now that is something I know I personally need to embrace.
This unspoken law of nature exists everywhere, but is particularly acute in family life, where the number of balls that require constant juggling, in addition to small people (and sometimes the larger teenage variety), can destroy the best laid plans in a nano second.
It doesn’t really matter what form the chaos takes, or how it starts, you can almost guarantee with certainty, just when you think you have finally got on top of things, something unforeseen materializes, and scuppers you back into a cauldron of chaos.
Indeed it does not matter how hard you try to avoid it. The chaos is always sitting right there beside you…just waiting to emerge at the most inconvenient moment.
So rather than fighting against chaos, it is probably best to accept and dare I say, even welcome it into your life. By not trying to control or predict things or people, there comes a degree of humour and perspective.
Instead of using unnecessary energy fighting it, you can choose the path of least resistance. That way the chaos may still exist, but you have defeated its negative power over you.
So when stuff is piling up on top of you this remember “chaos is the law of nature”. It’s normal. So go with the flow and live with it.