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Chaos: Overcoming Chaos (guest post by Andrew Budek-Schmeisser)

Today, I have the privilege of hosting Andrew Budek-Schmeisser. We’ve crossed paths in the blogosphere many times. His blog comments often challenge me to think outside the box. He has a unique perspective on life. I have a lot of respect for him. When he shared his comments on last week’s blog, I was intrigued and asked him to guest post today. Please welcome Andrew!

Photo by Kristi Barile

Masters of Chaos by Andrew Budek-Schmeisser

Chaos is a part of being human. So is overcoming it.

The first step in riding through a chaotic time is to recognize what chaos does. Turning it into an acronym may help…

C – confusion
H – helplessness
A – anxiety
O – overwhelmed
S – sadness

Chaos is, first and foremost, confusing. It takes your normal routine and turns it on its head. Think back to grade school – remember the fire drills they occasionally pulled? While they were a fun way to get out of class, that first moment,when the bell went was an introduction to chaos.

That’s why they have drills – so that you’ll know what to do when the bell rings.

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