Are You Ready?

Dear Friends,

Are you ready? Ready to start your day? Ready to start your week?
Ready for what’s next in your life?

Most of us think we are but when an opportunity presents itself we
slam the door in its face. All because we are not ready! We are not
dressed, our houses are in a mess and we don’t have time right now!

Our mothers used to yell at us to get ready! Our sweet darlings do
this today and we silently ignore those words because we are in
rebellion. Why are we rebelling against the one thing that is going to
help us take the next step to finding out who we are and what we want
to do with lives?

I have been thinking about the term `Ready Room’. I looked it up in
the dictionary and it says it is a room where pilots are briefed and
await orders. Before they enter this room they are dressed and
prepared to go!

Every day is a new day filled with exciting opportunities, if we
neglect ourselves along with our routines we will not be ready to jump
in and enjoy a chance at having fun. Not being ready keeps us grounded
and not in a good way! When we ignore the basics we will not be ready
to be spontaneous.

Isn’t this all that any of us want to do! Be carefree and spontaneous.
Haven’t we been accused of this our whole lives. Deep down inside we
knew that it was just fine to have fun but we have never been told or
we never listened to those who said, “Get Ready” first! We thought
they were just boring! The truth is that they know something that we
did not want to recognize. When you get your homework done; you can go
out and play!

Our routines are not strait-jackets they are the framework that frees
us to have fun and play! They are also the foundation to helping us be
creative without the guilt that has stifled our creativity all these
years. When we stifle our creativity we kill part of our souls.

Guilt has a way of beating us down and keeping us from accomplishing
our dreams. Releasing this guilt by getting ready for your day is a
first step to the rest of your life and finding yourself. The guilt
has kept you locked away.

The guilt has also been instrumental in your daily abuse of your body
and mind. We all know our drugs of choice. When our creativity is
bottled up inside we feel bad and this is when we turn to that form of
self-medication to protect ourselves from the feelings of guilt and
worthlessness. This can be anything from food to alcohol or even
computers and books. We can lose ourselves any number of ways.

We are worthy of love, creativity and being ourselves. We just don’t
know where to start to get ready! It is not that hard to put one foot
in front of the other and take babysteps. After all what you have been
doing has not been effective in harnessing your creativity for good in
the world. You have shut it down because of those voices in your head
telling you to do something. Quite those voices by following a little
different path: Get up and get ready for your day! Take babysteps to
find your voice by doing simple three step routines in the morning and
in the evening. These routines will be your ready room to what is next
in your life!

Routines are not strait-jackets; they free you up to be creative
without guilt!

Are you Ready?

FlyLady

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