Beginner BabySteps: Day 25

BabyStep: Day 25 

You have only been doing your routines for 25 days now, and we are so proud of you. Keep in mind that you are not ever going to be perfect, and we don’t expect you to be. In fact we don’t even like that “P” word.

Right now you have your routines written down in your Control Journal. It will help you to practice them each day. These habits are not automatic yet, so you are still going to have to use your Control Journal, sticky notes, and our reminders to help you establish your habits. Another tool you have is your calendar and stickers. We love giving ourselves a sticker when we are establishing a habit!

A lot has been thrown at you in the last 25 days, but don’t give up now. Every time you do your routine, you are one step closer to developing your habit and running on automatic pilot. Today, read my personal testimonial on how I started developing my routines one habit at a time. Just so you know, it took me several months to do this; nobody expects you to have your routines accomplished in just one month of BabySteps! Be nice to yourself and don’t beat yourself up. Your consistent BabySteps will get you there.

Now go give yourself a gold star on your calendar for doing your Morning Routine. Then send me an email to; with IT’S A GOLD STAR DAY in the subject line.


Morning Routine

  • Get up and make your bed
  • get dressed to lace-up shoes, hair, face
  • Swish and Swipe your bathroom
  • Recognize negative voices and change them
  • Reboot your laundry
  • What’s for dinner?
  • 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.

Afternoon Routine

  • Start Dinner

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: If you have more than one bathroom; swish and swipe is easy! Just make sure you are drinking your water. Each time you need to go to potty, choose a different bathroom. It only takes a minute to swish and swipe while you are there.

We love rewards for doing things. Celebrate your successes with gold stars! ~FlyLady

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