April Habit #24 Stay Positive

Dear FlyLady,I’ve been getting your emails and trying to fly for several years… sometimes successfully and sometimes not so much! But I try to stay positive and I know that even the little strides I make are really important.

I live in a two story home with all the bedrooms upstairs so beds very rarely get made. I always figure “Nobody’s going up there anyway!” But over the last year I’ve been wanting to re-do my bedroom… after all I’ve had the same furniture and décor for nearly 20 years and it’s time for a change.

So I’ve been picking up little things here and there to spruce up my bedroom – a new duvet cover, a pretty little pillow, brand spanking new sheets, some cute photo frames, a new throw rug, etc. Well, I’ve had these things sitting in my closet for nearly a year because I didn’t want to use them until I repainted so everything would match… none of it would match my old green walls!

And to make matters worse I’ve had the new paint for at least 6 months but never got around to painting.

Well, I finally decided that I was tired of looking at that old bed! So I washed my new sheets and duvet cover and made up my bed all pretty with decorative pillows and all! So what if it doesn’t match my walls… I’ll get to it eventually.

I’ve been making my bed every morning because it just looks so pretty all made up. And it makes me smile every night when I climb into bed. It was really tough but I had to let go of my perfectionism and thinking that everything had to be done right now.

Thank you for being that little voice in my head telling me that I’m not behind… and that everything doesn’t have to be perfect.

Flying in South Florida

PS Maybe I’ll start painting this weekend!

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