There are times that I know some of you are feeling like you have fallen off of the FlyLady wagon and you can’t get back on. Did you know that all of us do this from time to time?
Right now while we are starting a brand new year!
Those of you that give up and throw in the towel are letting your perfectionism eat away at you once again. Guess what! You can jump back on anytime. This is your home and you can start fresh any time you so choose. Do you hear me? No more Guilt!! FlyLady is a guilt free zone!
When I start to feel myself traveling that sidetracked road, we know how to stop ourselves dead in our tracks and get back on the right path. Here is how we do it.
FlyLady has an innate ability to catch herself: She calls it: 15 minutes worth of messy! That can be cured with setting a timer for 15 minutes and putting things away.
I have to have my timers set and dinging. I call it a “15 minute day”. I wake up and say to my self. Ok. I am going to spend 15 minutes answering emails and then 15 minutes doing things in the house. My timers keep me on track. It is amazing what gets done when I do this.
So how do you jump back on the wagon?
First, when you start to feel yourself get overwhelmed, I want you to go to a mirror and check and see if you are dressed to shoes! If you are still in your Jammies; I want you to get dressed to lace up shoes
and fix your hair and face.
Then go check your kitchen sink. If it is not shining back at you, spend a few minutes making yourself smile by shining it.
Next grab your timer and set it. Spend 15 minutes attacking one hotspot. I didn’t say every hotspot in your home at one time I said only one hotspot. Do that one and if your timer still hasn’t dinged then do another one.
Then when the timer goes off, I want you to sit down and breathe for 15 minutes. Do not beat yourself up. It is OK to need a shot in the timer to get you moving. We all need this! The major difference between staying sidetracked and getting back on the path is that we don’t wallow in self pity. We acknowledge that we made a detour and now we are heading toward a peaceful solution. This beating ourselves up is not part of FLYing! Words can be KIND or MEAN; the CHOICE is yours in 2013! This also means the words that you say to yourself!
We are going to have fun and enjoy our homes and we will get there, one shiny sink at a time!
Are you ready to FLY?