crisis management

One of my children had a virtual melt down in the car on the way to school today.  They have a project that’s due this morning & they thought they had more time to get it finished when it became apparent during our drive that their time had expired – hence the meltdown.  As adults, I think that we also get to walk through a few crises from time to time – so here are a few tips:

  • procrastinating, using new tools and sleep deprivation usually combine to equal disaster (all-nighters in college were usually more harmful than helpfull)
  • when we get under intense pressure, we MUST manage our emotions and not let them control us or they can make the pressure more severe
  • during a crisis be extremely careful with your words – sometimes our mouth runneth over and makes the crisis worse
  • combine prayer with pressure and you can have some priceless results 🙂
  • Saving Moses is all about meeting the most urgent needs of babies where the care is least available – crisis management for babies 🙂

pause


 Do you ever remember going to an amusement park & getting on a ride that looked really amazing, only to wish you could get off, halfway through the ride because it was too intense?  I even remember saying, “how do you make this thing stop?”

Sometimes, life needs a pause button – it can get super intense.  For me, life has been pretty intense of late (back to school prep, work deadlines, etc) & I’m interested in finding that pause button.  So here are some things I’ve found to be helpful (feel free to add more ideas that have helped you):

  • family meals – get in a few during the week & put your phones on silent:  genuine conversations as a family can be very therapeutic
  • instead of looking at time in 1 day increments, consider looking at time in 1 week or 1 month increments – giving demands & deadlines more working space than the daily crisis mode
  • take a walk in the evening – did this a few nights ago & it was extremely helpful [minus the mosquitos ,) ]
  • God time – don’t shortchange what fuels your heart, otherwise life can go south before you know what’s happening
  • good diet & exercise routines – in crunch times, food & exercise can often be the 1st to get scraped;  keep these routines as they can provide some good anchors to weather various storms & seasons