Coping with chaos

It’s often the case that when life is thrown into chaos because we’re dealing with change, somehow we manage to find ideas to help us work through the chaos.

When we look at the situation objectively, we begin to transform our ideas into positive thoughts so that we work through the challenges we’re presented with. Of course, it’s not easy to know which thoughts or ideas will work, but working on past experiences usually allow us to draw on our strengths.

Feelings usually associated with chaos such as stress, anxiety and confusion slowly begin to dissipate, as we become more skillful at making what we consider to be better choices.

So how do we manage to work through chaos?

We must first make sure we continue to stay healthy. We then need to recognise all the feelings associated with chaos. Feelings of disbelief and feelings of denial. Some of us may instinctively decide they want to get out altogether, so that they don’t have to deal with what’s in front of them.


Once we take time to assess and observe how we react, the better we’ll cope, but maybe not in the beginning. Chaos and change are both necessary parts of life that if utilised, can help us learn how to manage our lives successfully.

My own belief is that when we find things easy in life we tend to cope less when it comes to facing new changes or chaotic situations, whatever those changes and or chaotic situations are and we can never know until we’re there.

9 Sep, 2011

2 thoughts on “Coping with chaos

  1. I tend to clam up when chaos erupts. Then I get over it and face the problem head on and it either works out or it doesn’t.

    If it doesn’t I worry about it uselessly until things work out for better or worse. It wares me out sometimes so I need to learn to handle chaos better.

    1. Again Lisa… I think you’re probably not alone on this one either. I would try not to worry needlessly though, because that will make you clam up even more.

      Whether you worry or not, the outcome will be the same; there would be no point to the worrying in the first place. It will just make you ill.

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