Strategies to Shake Discombobulation
Not sure if it is a reflection of my life lately, but the word discombobulated has been on my mind (yes, I admit that my mind takes some odd turns!).
The dictionary definition explains discombobulated as to confuse, upset or frustrate (courtesy of dictionary.com). It seems like when you are working in a small business, you feel discombobulated often. To me, this word describes the feeling so much better – more disjointed, more distracted, more emphasis on juggling 8 balls at the same time (or more)!
This brings me to the real point — how do you get rid of that feeling?
The answer isn’t a one-size-fits all. For my work style, I have to carve out 5 minutes to make a list, prioritize, take a deep breath, and then get rolling. For my husband, he needs to be able to focus on a single task at a time to maximize efficiency. He makes a list and then hones in on each task one by one. A co-worker of mine prefers to work on each item as it comes to her.
Do you feel the same sense of discombobulation? How do you refocus and reframe?