Calming the Chaos by Jackie Woodside
Paperback: 232 pages
Publisher: Next Century Publishing (April 7, 2015)
Far too many people in contemporary culture feel they don’t have enough time to “get it all done.” The stress of this chronic overwhelm creates a disorganized mind that leads to a chaotic life. Based on her highly acclaimed “Energy Management” workshops, and drawn from over 25 years of counseling and coaching experience, professional trainer and speaker Jackie Woodside shares her breakthrough methods that lead to becoming the least stressed, most productive person you know!
In Calming the Chaos, you will learn the step-by-step skills and thought processes that lead to increased productivity and peace of mind. Jackie’s approach stems from the new frontier of human performance called energetic consciousness. Part philosophy, part psychology, fully practical application, you will learn:
– Why there is no such thing as time management and what to do instead.
– How to manage your energy instead of your time and stress.
– The three-step formula for managing every component of your life for the rest of your life!
– Why “to-do lists” are a set up for failure and what really works.
– “The Three Strikes Rule” that will end procrastination for good!
– How to always know that you have the time for what you want and need to do!
Many books promise to change your life. Applying these principles will make this a reality!
This book is about calming the chaos of our lives. Even though my life isn’t full of chaos, my mind is, so I think I could benefit from this book.There are 24 chapters within 7 sections. The sections are:
A New Paradigm
Deepening Your Awareness At The Path To Change
It Is So Simple!
The Power Of Focus
Living Your Life In Alignment
Planning And IntentionI’ve been really stressed lately and this book is a great tool for living a calmer life. In using the steps she’s outlined in this book, I believe I can get some of that stress under control. One area I’m struggling with is trying to get rid of everything I don’t “have” to have so that I can move to a smaller place. Chapter 14 deals with decluttering and I think it will help me with that.Jackie says there are Energy Boosters (things that feed our sense of vitality, aliveness and satisfaction), and Energy Busters (things that drain and disempower us).
Throughout the book there are worksheets to help you understand where you’re at and to help you improve your life. There are also many quotes. This one was written for me:
I am so bad at this. I usually just put it on the desk and after it piles up a bit I go through it. Even though I hate having to go through so much at a time, I continue to do it. I think not going through the mail as I get it is an Energy Buster, so I need to work on it.
To be honest, I didn’t do any of the worksheets, but reading this book gave me a good feeling so I plan on re-reading it, this time slower, and taking time to do the worksheets.
I think anyone who lives a chaotic life would benefit from this book and I’d recommend it 100%.