I Was Having A Rotten Day

FlyLady Ultimate TimerDear FlyLady,

Yesterday I had a rotten day. I felt like everything that could go wrong, did go wrong. By the end of the day, I was grumpy, tired, and I had a huge headache.

I looked at my sink full of dishes, and I just wanted skip it and to go to bed. But a little voice said “Just 7 minutes!” Ok, 7 minutes, and that’s it – whether the sink is shiny or not! (Like I said, grumpy!)

So I set my timer and started working. I hummed my favorite hymn (Simple Gifts) while I worked, and it reminded that I have an awful lot to be grateful for, even on a lousy day. I have a job when many are out of work, I have a loving DH and an adorable DS, a safe place to live, etc.

finished the sink, started the dishwasher, and wiped down the counters. As I was tossing my dishrag in the laundry, I was startled by my timer! I had forgotten that I set it LOL!

Well, I went to bed feeling much better, and this morning I could start my new day without having any “leftovers” from yesterday to deal with. It was so much easier to move on and be positive with my shiny sink smiling at me.

Thank you, FlyLady, for being my “little voice” that tells me I can do it!

Rebecca in Austin

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FlyLady here: I am so proud of Rebecca. She turned her rotten day into a good day! The timer can be a magical tool. It will get you started and before you know it, you have accomplished a lot.

Pull out your timer and start using it. If you don’t have this amazing little tool, we offer one in the FlyShop that beeps or vibrates!

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