I Was Doing It Wrong

Dear FlyLady,

I was reading the email from Liane and your reply and I have to tell you that although I have been following your programme on and off for about 10 years, I was doing it wrong.

My control journal had different rooms to be done every day + the zone cleaning + day’s mission and I was always exhausted and didn’t have the enthusiasm or energy to do the projects that I wanted to do.  So over the years I have been on the wagon with my control journal then off the wagon to work on projects.

I was wondering if some of the ladies who sound confused are like me and misunderstood your methods. It is only very recently after resubscribing to your emails that I had my eureka moment, I was not doing my evening routine because I felt too tired by the end of the day.

So I started doing that and shining my sink.  Then I realized that the zone work is what gets my home clean.  So doing that and your mission for the day has left me with a clean home and so much time left to work on projects.

I am enjoying my home so much more as I am no longer a slave to it.  My husband has noticed and commented.  Plus he has started doing things around the house without me even asking.

I love my purple rags and my silver ones. I love my scrubba package and have just sent an order in for the dryer lint kit and 6 rubba scrubbas to put in our grown children’s Christmas surprise bags (we have 6 children and 12 soon to be 13 grandchildren) everything is such good quality.

Last but not least I adore my feather duster, I don’t know why but our house has always seemed very dusty and that dust was the bane of my life but now I use my feather duster every day, it only takes a few minutes and what a difference it makes.

Thank you for starting this website and giving so much of your time to help others, it is very much appreciated.

FlyBaby M
Winnipeg, CanadaFlyLady here: Our perfectionism causes us to PILE ON! Stop doing this to yourself. BabySteps will get you to where you want to be. Please be kind to yourself. Stop trying to be super woman! Progress Not Perfection!Your Before Bed Routine is the most important routine of you day! Have you been skipping it? Commit to doing it and you will see changes in your life.

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