Anti-Procrastination Day/Hour Really Works

Now is the TimeDear FlyLady,

Many thanks for coming up with this idea. It is as real a tool as the ones you have in your shop, and I am using it to help dig myself out of a hole.

I was abroad for the first 1&1/2 months of 2014. While I was on my way back to the US my father died, and I had to turn around and fly out again to deal with his funeral and some other family matters. Today, March 12, is only the 12th day I’ve been at home this year.

I’ve managed to stay on top of bills and condolences, and have leveled the Mt. Washmore that erupted during my second absence, but I have had no routines since Christmas and I felt like I was sinking into a hole. A little deeper every day. So this morning I decided to see what I could do in one hour of focused anti-procrastination activity.

Good grief! I went online and made appointments for my annual physical and yearly mammogram, ordered prescriptions, scheduled three separate outdoor maintenance services, wrote a promised and well-deserved B&B review on TripAdvisor, and purchased tools from the FlyShop. That took 45 minutes.

Now off-line, I sewed a tie back onto a chair cushion, making it functional again. It had gone unrepaired for months and was mended in less than 5 minutes. Finally, I hopped in the shower and cleared out my liquid soap dispenser which had clogged while I was away. Since, as you say, “soap is soap”, I used the hardened gel to clean myself and scrub the shower. And there’s my 60 minutes of anti-procrastination.

I was stunned and happy and, finally, hopeful that I could actually get my life back the FlyLady way. Bit by bit. Fifteen minutes at a time.

Thank you. God bless you.

A peaceful FlyBaby

 

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