124 H11 Negative Emotion – Headless Chicken

Headless Chicken


To be very busy doing a lot of things, but in a way that is not very effective.

Practical Tips

  1. Watch you behaviour from an outside point of view – is it chaotic?
  2. Prioritise in order of importance and methodically (smartly) work through the list.
  3. Complete each task rather than having lots of jobs on the go.
  4. Consider your own well-being and give it high priority.

Beliefs and Affirmations

I value each moment of my day and can create a work/life balance that keeps me healthy.


(How to make it very HARD to feel the negative emotion)

The only time I will allow myself to feel like a…..Headless Chicken, is when I haven’t prioritised or planned my time.

Example Challenges

DC067 Not having enough hours in the day. Running out of hours but still having a long list of jobs to do!


“If you do something like a headless chicken, you do it very quickly and without thinking carefully about what you are doing ”
– Anon