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Despite my most valiant efforts towards living an organized life, something is bound to go awry and throw me completely off my game. Take yesterday for example, I decided that I wanted to make a few changes to my website and I accidentally added a code that my website didn’t like and it went down and I couldn’t fix it on my own.
You see, I had all these grand master plans for the weekend with regard to my website and having it go down was not one of them. Logically, I know this is a fixable problem. I have a wonderful team of web developers that can fix the issue (which is how you’re able to read this post now). However in the moment, all I can think is that all of my hard work has been washed away. All I care about is that my organized day just got uprooted.
I am the first to admit that I am not a “roll with the punches” type of person. I like routine, order and things to go according to plan (hence why I do what I do for a living), and when they don’t, I have been known to….um, let’s just say “fly off the handle” a bit.
Fortunately, I had to remove myself from the situation to take Logan to a birthday party, which gave me time to cool off and put things in perspective. By the time I returned 20 min later, I refocused my plans for the day, realizing that I have several other items on my “to-do” list that did not involve my website or my “A Life More Organized” blog.
Against my character, I came out of my comfort zone, realizing that this was not a problem I or anyone else was going to fix in that moment.
Shifting gears is challenging for us “Type A” personality types, but I’m living proof that it’s possible.