If there must be madness and time crunches and chaos in your life, then let there be chaos.
But find the strength and stillness to be the eye inside the storm.
These things are happening around you; nothing is happening to you.
Nothing is happening TO you, everything happens FOR you. It is happening as a part of the lessons you are here to learn. Your only job is to accept what happens and move forward.
F.Y.I. You don't have to attend every argument that you are invited to.
Sometimes you need to disregard what is going on around you. Work on finding peace within, and the outside influences become less compelling. You will find you are able to keep your peace no matter what is going on around you. Leave everyone to sort out their own messes, and remain focused on your own life. Stay in the eye of the storm.
“Make the best use of what is in your power, and take the rest as it happens.” Epictetus
You are in charge of your own life and you can live it however you wish. If you want peace, have peace. You don't need to seek it anywhere. You don't need to climb to the top of a mountain and meditate. It is already within you.