Beginner BabySteps: Day 10

BabyStep: Day 10

Morning Routine

  • Get up and get dressed to lace-up shoes; fixing your hair and face
  • Look at your posted reminders in the kitchen and bathroom
  • Read your FlyLady emails
  • Recognize the negative voices and change them.
  • Put out your Hot Spots for two minutes
  • Five-minute Room Rescue (pick any room in the house). Set your timer and go!

Before-Bed Routine

  • Keep your sink shining
  • Lay out your clothes for tomorrow
  • Put out your Hot Spot. It will make you happy in the morning!

We have already been using our timers for two minutes and now five minutes. Today we are going to learn the power of just 15 minutes. You can do anything for 15 minutes. This is all about getting started and giving ourselves permission to stop when the timer goes off. You cannot restart the timer. This is not a race to finish in 15 minutes, either! The timer helps to keep us focused on what we are doing.

Now, set your timer for 15 minutes and go gather up all the trash you can find to throw away and put it in the garbage can outside. Then set your timer for another 15 minutes and sit down and put your feet up and read a favorite magazine until the timer goes off.

Your timer is a powerful tool to get your started, keep you focused, and help you to not crash and burn. After you use your timer for 15 minutes and then sit down and rest for 15 minutes; send an email to: with 15 MINUTES IS POWERFUL in the subject line.  


FlyLady Tip: You can do anything for 15 Minutes. I don’t want you to crash and burn; pace yourself. Your home did not get dirty in a day and it will not get clean overnight. BabySteps will get you there.

I keep I timer beside me all day long. It helps me to drink my water, stay focused on work, and not to sit too long at a time.  


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