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Calming the Chaos: A Soulful Guide to Managing Your Energy Rather Than Your Time

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Far too many people in contemporary culture feel they don’t have enough time to “get it all done.” The stress of this chronic overwhelm creates a disorganized mind that leads to a chaotic life. Based on her highly acclaimed “Energy Management” workshops, and drawn from over 25 years of counseling and coaching experience, professional trainer and speaker Jackie Woodside sha

Kindle Edition, 232 pages
Published March 18th 2015 by Next Century Publishing
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May 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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“Chaos was the law of nature; Order was the dream of man.”

----Henry Adams, an American author

Jackie Woodside, an American psychotherapist, pens her new book, Calming the Chaos: A Soulful Guide to Managing Your Energy Rather Than Your Time, which has already been offered in training programs around the country, which is about how to channel your energy thereby winning over time and chaos.


Far too many people in contemporary culture feel they don't have enough time to "get it all done
Apr 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Calming the Chaos offers a novel idea regarding managing energy rather than time. This is one of those books that probably would be better reviewed a few months after reading it, to see if the principles were effective when applied, but this review relates to my immediate thoughts after reading the book.

A quote my mom instilled in me growing up was “insight without behavioral change is meaningless.” So when the author wrote “knowledge applied produces change,” I was excited to hear this similar
Debra Schoenberger
Apr 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
“Rather than trying to manage time and stress and productivity, perhaps all we need to do is learn to manage our energy and ourselves.” “Managing energy is a whole new frontier”.

I found Jackie’s approach to managing our lifestyle to be intuitive. We all have the same amount of time and “everyone everywhere is moving through life at warp speed”, trying to survive instead of thrive.

The chapter entitled “There is more to Life than Getting Things Done” teaches us to basically to really be human in t
Jun 10, 2015 rated it really liked it
This book is about calming the chaos in our lives. Even though my life isn’t full of chaos, my mind is, so I think I could benefit from this book.
There are 24 chapters within 7 sections. The sections are:
A New Paradigm
Deepening Your Awareness At The Path To Change
Energetic Consciousness
It Is So Simple!
The Power Of Focus
Living Your Life In Alignment
Planning And Intention

I’ve been really stressed lately and this book is a great tool for living a calmer life. In using the steps she’s outlined in th
May 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I found Calming the Chaos to be a extreme eye opener! I have learned over the years the importance of being true to yourself. I had really never though about the concept of TIME. After ready Calming Your Chaos I totally agree with Jackie's definition of TIME. I am curious if you too will agree or disagree with her.

Reading her book I could definitely relate to Level One and Two. At one point in my life I was a miserable One. I guess due to survival I moved into a TWO. I do know I am currently a T
Marvin Francis
Dec 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book is undoubtedly the best book I read this 2015. The book thought me the most important thing I need to know about productivity, it’s my own productivity hack. I learnt to manage my energy more, instead of time and stress. I also find the step by step formula of managing every component of your lives very helpful. Am a pretty organised guy, both this book challenged my believes about productivity, instead on focusing on time and schedule, more focus should be on managing your energy for ...more
Harmeet Singh
Mar 02, 2016 rated it it was ok
"Calming the Chaos" is not worth a read in my opinion. The same message can be conveyed in a 20 minute TED talk. I found the message too ordinary. Reducing clutter at home and office would help anyone get tasks done quickly because one wastes less time finding things and hence gets frustrated less often. The books, however tries to bring in "energy of things" logic into picture, which doesnt stand a chance against common sense.
Apr 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is your book to read if you're Type A, an overachiever, working against time and lists and a never-ending sense that there are never enough hours in the day. Woodside's book will help you re-focus your energies, create new priorities, and get your life under control. Highly recommended if you feel out of control now. I'd say more, but I don't have time -- too much to do.
Jul 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
I'm one of those people who likes reading self-help books, especially about time management and personal growth. I also like learning new things through non-fiction books. When this book came to my attention, I was curious. I'm not into yoga, but I do believe in consciousness. And this book is not about yoga at all.

The book cover shows a woman who is calm even while surrounded by chaos. So fitting for this topic. Self-awareness can bring us to this calmness and Jackie Woodside has written an eas
Sarah Rehmatullah
May 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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Calming the chaos gets straight to the point of a very important fact:- it is our energy that we should be looking to manage, not our time. That is what produces a life of quality and well-being. This is something I had always suspected prior to discovering this book, but was sometimes left wondering how practical this ideal idea was. Thanks to Woodside, I can spacialize the idea, and see it from anothers persons perspective. I finally have the additional tools and the wisdom fr
Dhivya Balaji
Jun 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
Calming the Chaos – to tune the inner energy and make it work for you.
Now that the one word description of the book has been put forth, (though it comes nowhere near the content of the book itself) this sounds too clichéd. But the book is nothing but clichéd. It doesn’t offer the meditation mantras that are supposed to work miracles. It tells us that change happens from the inside and slowly. There are no finite methods for proven success, but slowly, each person could realise that
Laura Reading
May 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
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This book is both practical and phiilosophical. It starts as a book about managing time and becoming aware of what results the busyness in your live is really generating. Overall, the book helps the reader to change thoughts which in turn change behaviors which change one's experience. There is a lot of theory discussed with good points shared. The excellent quotes at the beginning of each section should be noted and considered.
In the end, it is the reader who must take action on the advice.

Angela Thompson
Jun 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Woodside challenges our traditional time management practices. I'll be honest--I am pretty organized. My daily schedule is fairly effective in keeping our home, business and family running. Yet--I still have more moments of chaos than I would wish to admit. Woodside encourages readers to stop racing the clock and focus instead on managing the mind and the body's energy for increased productivity. We cannot change the number of hours in the day; we can only change our ability to respond effective ...more
Create With Joy
Jun 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
Could benefit from some major changes in your life? If so, Jackie Woodside can help!

In her book Calming The Chaos – A Soulful Gide To Managing Your Energy Rather Than Your Time, Jackie identifies and coaches us through the process necessary to create change in every area of our lives.

Jackie jumpstarts the process by helping us to become aware of the things we habitually do that can create problems in our lives. She then challenges us to re-think how we would normally approach a problem by chang
Michelle Garrett
Jun 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The introduction of Calming The Chaos sold me. The author mentions the struggles of living and thriving with an attention deficit disorder and I knew this was the book for me. Often it is hard to explain (and contain) the numerous thoughts and actions swirling through one’s brain if you have Attention Deficit (Hyperactive) Disorder and Jackie Woodside seemed to GET it! Whether or not you have ADHD, you’ll be able to take the practical ideas and habits outlined in Calming The Chaos to bring order ...more
Þór Hauksson
Jan 02, 2016 rated it liked it
Increasingly, people are realizing that life is not really about manage time, but rather our focus and energy in any given moment; thus moving from the time-management and getting-things-done mentality towards managing personal focus and energy.

Jackie Woodside offers sound advise in this short, and concise book, identifying the problematic perception of time (which exist outside of us and beyond our control) and pointing toward a more tangible ways of managing personal stress and raise our leve
Jan 22, 2017 rated it it was ok
Book full of spiritual Woo. Not much substance... I confess I downloaded the wrong book so it was not what I was looking for but even at 2x speed it did not keep me engaged.
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