How to get back on track when crap happens

Have you ever had a truly crappy day?

how to get back on track when crap happens

A tip for your Time Management Revolution: How to get back on track when stuff happens

You know, sometimes life just ain’t fair. Bad things happen to really good people. Even if you’re an organized and efficient person, bad things can throw you off track. If you’re not organized and efficient, bad things can throw you completely off track and leave you reeling.

I’m not about to suggest that you repress your feelings. Please, do vent or gripe or throw a tantrum or do whatever you need to do to express the emotions you feel about having an incredibly lousy day. But if we let that tantrum extend to hours, or if we let ourselves go into a funk for days…and days and days, then we just end up causing ourselves more harm – because it’ll take us that much longer to dig out of a hole and return to normalcy.

That’s why it’s important when you have a terrible, horrible, no good day (a la Alexander – link to Amazon movie) and life kicks you, make sure you get up and kick life back. It’s important to face things with blunt force positivity and always try to find the silver lining…because that’s what helps keep us going. Also, have your priorities and your targets (link to these posts) posted in a place where you can see them every single day. Why, you ask? If you know what you’re living for and working toward, that gives you a focus and will help you get back on track. Also, make sure that you surround yourself with a team – a team of people who truly care about you and who you truly care about. Your decision to pull up your bootstraps – in addition to the support you receive from your team – are what will get you back on track and moving forward once again.

With all of these things in place, you will be able to recover a lot more quickly from a lousy day. And when you can recover quickly, your brain will be clear, which will help you to make better decisions about how you use your time.

Since everyone has different learning styles, below are two different delivery methods to help you learn these productivity tools.

audio time management tip:

video time management tip:


If you’re interested in starting with tip #1 in the Time Management Revolution series, you can start here.

Or, you can search for the various Time Management Revolution posts here.


You can watch the series of videos here.


You can listen to the Time Management Revolution podcasts in LibSyn or in iTunes.


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About Helene Segura

As The Inefficiency Assassin™, Time Management Fixer Helene Segura empowers professionals on the go with the tools to slay lost time. Personal inefficiency at work leads to increased stress levels, lower morale, higher absenteeism, more turnover – and rising spending on employee health care and hiring. Why not improve productivity, decrease stress levels, and increase profits instead? The author of four books – two of which were Amazon best-sellers – Helene Segura has been the featured organization expert in more than 200 media interviews. She has coached hundreds of clients to productivity success and performance improvement by applying neuroscience and behavioral modification techniques to wipe out destructive, time-wasting habits. Helene turns time management on its head by sharing both client case studies and pop culture examples to teach her mind-bending framework for decreasing interruptions, distractions and procrastination so that companies can spend more time generating revenue.

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