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If you are a busy mom and want to find balance in your life between your different priorities, then Get Chaos Organized is the right course for you.
The course helps you define priorities and goals in life and then organize your schedule and working habits to achieve them. What is unique about this course is that it focuses on having children and running a blog in the same time. So there is a lot of practical advice on how to approach the most common issues when these parts of your life compete for attention.
I received this course as a part of The Genius Bloggers Toolkit 2019. Even though I’m not yet a mom (around 1 month is left until my big due date), I found the course quite insightful. Below are some of my thoughts about what I found useful for myself and who I think this course is for.
Here are just a few things you’re going to learn
Get Chaos Organized course is both in text and video format. It’s meant for different learners, even the ones whose hands are busy with children. There are also several workbooks and printables included, so you can either write down notes digitally or by hand. Whichever is more convenient for you.
Course lessons are organized in a thoughtful sequence. Several lessons are marked as “priority”. That way even if you don’t have time to go through all of them, you’ll still know where to pay the most attention.
It all starts with defining your priorities and goals in life right now. This helps to understand what is important and where you should allocate the limited time that you have in a day.
The course continues with understanding what your situation is when it comes to children and balancing other activities in life. This part helps you to understand your children’s needs better, set some boundaries, and ask for help when needed.
After that, there are some techniques on how to get things done in an efficient manner. Scheduling, Time Boxing, Batching To-Dos, repurposing content, and some other tips. The cool thing is that this part involves some blogging-related examples, so it’s not just a theory.
The last big content part focuses on applying previously explored techniques to actually get organized and plan your schedule. The great thing is that the schedule is aligned with your own specific goals and priorities, it can be flexible, and you can actually see how the things you intended are progressing and being done.
What was new for me in this course
I was previously familiar with batching of work and time boxing techniques, but this course showed me how to apply them not just in the corporate job, but also for organizing my blogging tasks.
As I’m preparing for my first child I also find it insightful to hear about some more or less unexpected things on how my life will change after she arrives. Now I have a feeling that there is all the time in the world to do the things I like, but it’s good to have a reality check right now that there will be a human being that will require my undivided attention. And it may be so that the attention will be required all the time in a very loud manner if we don’t start working on some boundaries early on.
It’s also nice to hear that not everything in life with children is so perfect as Instagram portrays it. Seeing how other people deal with managing the time and organizing the chaos in life is encouraging – if others can do it, so can I!
Who this course is for
The course will be most useful for moms who find it hard to balance children, work, and blogging. Get Chaos Organized gives actual tools and techniques that help you to understand your priorities and organize your life accordingly.
The best part is that you will get things done, even if now it might seem that you don’t have time for anything.
Who this course is not for
This is not really a blogging course, so you might want to consider some other course for blogging advice.
If you don’t have children then probably some other productivity course would be more beneficial for you, as this one focuses a lot on children’s needs.