This is going to be a little different Ask FlyLady question. I am going to pose what this question would have been; Kind of like how you play the TV game show Jeopardy.
How in the world can I do all you are asking me to do; there are not enough hours in a day! Help!!!
Here is the answer that one of our members sent us today! She had an epiphany today!
I consider myself a person who is easily overwhelmed and just as easily discouraged. I am learning to quit thinking of myself this way but none the less I was overwhelmed when I started looking at the FlyLady system. Hot spots, zones, routines, control journals, assignments – it just all seemed too much.
But once I started shining my sink I just couldn’t stop. So I sat here at my computer thinking – this all sounds so great but it is too much for my brain to handle. Then today I finally got it! Babysteps! See I was trying to take babysteps in each area instead of taking the whole system one step at a time.
When my children learned to walk they started by taking one or two steps and then falling on their bottoms. When I tried to take 5-6 babysteps all at one time – I pretty much fell on my bottom. Now, I’m going to take it slower (although my mind is screaming – you must get it all done NOW!).
So for today, I’ve cleaned under my bed, shined my sink, and tied my shoes. And I think that tonight I’ll try to write out a morning routine. Babysteps – one at a time.
Thanks for my shiny sink!
FlyLady here: I am so proud of you! Babysteps are the key to making your habits life long foundations. Be kind by yourself by taking your babysteps! When you are kind to yourself; you will be kinder to others!