Beginner BabySteps: Day 22

BabyStep: Day 22 

Procrastination is our worst enemy. Do you want to know why we procrastinate? It is because of our perfectionism. Have you been procrastinating about building your Control Journal?  All the BabyStep directions are on the website, too, in the FLYing Lessons. Learn how to build your own control journal in 15 steps.

I allowed my perfectionism to get in the way of my original Control Journal. I thought bigger was better! NO IT IS NOT! Less is More! I know how you are and this is why I made one for you to just fill in the blanks. It is our our FlyShop. You can get it with an Office in a Bag or by itself.  Keep in mind that your Control Journal is just an operations manual for your home. When someone asks what you have been doing all day; all you have to do is point to your Control Journal.


Morning Routine

  • Get up and make your bed
  • get dressed to lace-up shoes, hair, face
  • Recognize negative voices and change them
  • Reboot your laundry
  • Put out your Hot Spots for two minutes
  • Five-minute Room Rescue (pick a room). Set your timer and go!
  • Spend 15 Minutes decluttering each day. You can’t organize clutter!
  • Look at your Control Journal. Your Post-It Notes remind you
  • Read Your FlyLady Emails as a reward for doing your morning routine.

Before-Bed Routine

  • Keep your sink shining
  • Lay out your clothes for tomorrow
  • Put in a load of laundry
  • Put out your Hot Spot.
  • Look at your Control Journal check list. 
  • Time for bed; consider yourself tucked in!

FlyLady Tip: Many years ago I put together my office in a bag. I kept everything I needed to make grocery lists, write thank you notes, and pay bills. All I had to do was grab and go. I didn’t waste time waiting in doctor’s offices or football practice. Mini office supplies are available during back to school time. Start building your office in a bag.


We love office supply stores; that is why we need to stay away from them.  ~FlyLady

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