Deconstructing Chaos

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Back to the Basics

Remember when things were less complicated?  The ebb and flow of chaos in life consisted of Sunday afternoon sit down dinners, school lunch was homemade and music lyrics had depth and meaning?  Remember when summers consisted of picking berries and gathering firewood in prep for the winter and family dinners weren’t reserved for six times a year with a plastic easter bunny or Santa blinking on the front yard?  Remember when we played outside till it was dark and our cheeks glowed red and our hands burned as they thawed out?   Remember when halloween costumes were handmade and poisoned candy was just a old wives tale?  Remember when we had to babysit, shovel driveways and do chores for allowance in order to buy a treat?  Or remember when we didn’t have so many words in our dictionary as to accommodate political correctness and blatant laziness in use of the english language?

I do.

My kids won’t. Not unless I make the choice to do things differently, like getting back to the basics.

It’s time to get back to the basics and deconstruct the chaos.

  • Walk your kids to school.
  • Make super with your kids.
  • Teach your kids to quilt.
  • Cuddle on the couch.
  • Kiss and gross out your kids
  • Shut the phone off.
  • Eat without guilt.
  • Create moments of conversation.
  • Go to bed early and together.

I know that my business revolves around safety and some might ask, what does this have to do with occupational health and safety?  It has everything to do with it, as it starts with me.  When I take care of me, I take care of those around me and I perform better at work.

  • Slow down.
  • Eat.
  • Drink water.
  • Sleep.
  • Spend time with loved ones.
  • Play.
  • Laugh
  • Love.

and then,

  • Work.

One thought on “Deconstructing Chaos

  1. I think our lives have always revolved around necessity and the amount of time we have left over after we have attended to our necessities. Great column by the way – love the title “Deconstructing Chaos.” Good luck with your deconstructing!

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