Chaos vs Creative vs Productive
I've been thinking a lot about chaos this week.
Generally when a couple of big unexpected things land on my already full plate, it almost always results in a burst of productivity. Issues resolve quickly with some creative thinking, a few nimble schedule adjustments, a couple of easily navigated late nights and magically...solved, dealt with, done! All is well and life is good again. I feel competent, capable and confident in my ability to leap tall buildings with laptop in hand.
But sometimes chaos isn't so simply resolved or neatly packaged...and if it comes complete with a big dose of stressful, it can toss a monkeywrench into the most tried and true coping mechanisms. There are only so many late nights, so many schedule adjustments and then the creativity is replaced with exhaustion and the productivity with tedious must-do's.
The only path through that I know is to breathe, slow down, honor the process. Patience and play help a lot. Spontaneity breeds creativity and letting go is many times the most productive thing to do.