Our impatience sets us up for failure! This is because of our crash and burn syndrome. We push ourselves too hard in the beginning; you know how this works. Our perfectionism expects us to get a handle on our homes in no time at all!
This is why I keep telling you that your home did not get dirty in a day and it is not going to get clean overnight. Anyone who thinks this is going to happen needs to sit down and have a reality check. We have been living in chaos most of our lives.
At first the chaos was just in one small area of our home and slowly it took over every part of our lives. Chaos breeds more chaos. But here is the miraculous component of our FlyLady routines; as you establish one habit that habit causes chaos to retreat just a little. As chaos recoils to your hidden areas you begin to feel a little ray of hope. That hope gives you courage and your courage gives you energy. Before you know it, your wings are sprouting and everything you touch makes you smile! That smile is what it is all about!
This doesn’t happen in a few hours; we have to establish simple little habits to help us. FLYing is more contagious than chaos. Chaos tries to sneak up on us every chance it gets. We are aware of it now and can get out our FlySwatters to keep it at bay!
The best FlySwatter we have is our Control Journals. This is just a simple instruction manual for your home; a binder to hold your simple routines.
A caterpillar doesn’t become a butterfly over night. Rome was not built in a day and your homes are not going to be magazine picture perfect just because you found this FlyLady person. We have to exercise patience with ourselves. Patience is kindness! Please be kind to yourself and you will be sprouting your wings.
Are you ready to FLY with your favorite FlySwatter in your hand to keep CHAOS away from you?
Here are the babysteps for building your Control Journal.
If you are allowing your impatience and perfectionism to stop you from starting then just order the Control Journal I made for you. All you have to do is fill in the blanks.