How Do I Do It All?

FlyLady Ultimate TimerThis 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:

Dear FlyLady,

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!

FlyBaby A.


FlyLady here: I am so proud of you! Babysteps are the key to making your habits life-long foundations. Be kind to yourself by taking your babysteps! When you are kind to yourself, you will be kinder to others!

Get out your timer and take babysteps. We love seeing stars or smiley faces on our calendar, too. Celebrate your successes!

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