15 Minutes of Loving Movement
This reminder is going to stay up. Our habit for May was to love ourselves by moving for 15 minutes each day. Let’s chart our new habit on our calendars and with our Body Clutter Investigators.
Don’t get stuck in perfectionism! Get up and move!
Drink Your Water
Our new habit for June was to drink our water each day. Set aside a pitcher or bottles of water each day. Set your timer to remind you to drink to your health.
Keep up with your water intake so you can see how it affects your Body Clutter.
Go download your free Body Clutter Investigator to help you tally your water.
Swish and Swipe
A little swish of the toilet and a swipe of the counter and the sink will keep your bathroom company ready all the time. It only takes a minute. Practice this habit and find yourself loving your bathroom.
Laundry Habit: A Load a Day!
A load a day keeps CHAOS away!
When we let things pile up, our stess gets worse. Our laundry can be one of the biggest piles of stress on us. When we don’t do our laundry; it is harder for us to get dressed each morning. Tempers start to flair while everyone is in a mad rush to get dressed and off to school.
If we have our laundry habit in place, much of this stress disappears.
Your morning routine is your BabyStep to peace!
We are going to build a Morning Routine for your Control Journal or to just post on the refrigerator. Here is what FlyLady does:
- Get up and weigh
- Shower and get dressed to lace up shoes, fix your hair and face
- While you are in the bathroom Swish and Swipe
- Grab a load of laundry and start the washer
- Check your calendar for today’s activities
- Empty dishwasher to start your day
- Eat something good for you and take your medicine and vitamins
- Drink your water.
Have some fun today running your errands!
Reminder: What’s for dinner?
Do you know what you are preparing for dinner tonight? Even if you can’t pull something out of the freezer right now, you can begin thinking about it. If you need some help. Check out one of Leanne’s Sample Menu Mailers, or get an idea from FlyLady’s Kitchen!
Reminder: Where is your laundry?
Is it hiding in the washer getting smelly? Cold and wrinkled in the dryer? Are you living out of a laundry basket?
Go Re-boot your laundry. There are five steps: Sort, wash, dry, fold, and put away. Don’t leave out a single BabyStep! If you will stay on top of this, it will not take over your home. You may have too many clothes! Reduce your clothing and have fewer laundry pile ups. Do you have a FlyLady magnet to remind you that your laundry is waiting for you?
Reminder: Where are your shoes?
Did you ever put them on this morning? Have you kicked them off someplace in the house?
Lace up your shoes! If they are tied to your feet; you won’t lose them! Shoes energize your body! Prove me wrong! Wear your shoes for one week watch your routines fall into place! They are your dancing shoes! Dance through your day!
Gather up library books and other borrowed items
It is Sunday night and time to gather up those books and other things that need to be returned this week. You know the items we have borrowed from the library and from friends! They put guilt on our heads and take money from our pockets.
Put them in a bag right now and place them in your launch pad to take back tomorrow.
Reminder: Weekly Home Blessing Hour
Tomorrow is our Weekly Home Blessing Hour. The Weekly Home Blessing hour is the time FlyLady spends blessing her home. No detailed cleaning required; vacuum the middle of the floors only!
FlyLady sets her timer for 10 minutes to work on each of seven ways to bless your home:
- Polish Mirrors and Doors
- Purge magazines
- Change Sheets
- Empty all trash
This takes approximately one hour; some tasks take less than 10 minutes.
“Don’t obsess, set your timer for 10 minutes for each task, then QUIT!” – FlyLady
Start your week with your before-bed routine
This is the most important routine of your whole day. It helps your morning start off on a less-stressed foot.
- Lay out your clothes for tomorrow
- Take a few minutes for yourself
- Check your Calendar for Tomorrow’s Events
- Spend 2 minutes clearing off your Hot Spots
- Shine your sink
- Wash your face, moisturize, brush your teeth and floss
- Go to bed at a decent hour
Tomorrow is Monday; we are going to bless our homes.
Have a great evening and always remember that you are loved!
Reminder: Go shine your sink!
Are you going to bed with a kitchen full of dinner dishes? I want you to get up in the morning to a clean kitchen. You can’t do that if you have not cleaned up your kitchen. Now get in there and get this done, before you go to bed. I want you to smile in the morning!
Reminder: Please go to bed; your body needs sleep!
It’s getting late on the east coast of the U.S. I really want you to go to bed. Getting up is much easier when you get plenty of sleep. Getting enough sleep is the key to many of our health issues. Please don’t deprive your body of the rest you need. When I started getting restful sleep; my body clutter started going away. The rest of you better be thinking about getting your body under those sheets shortly.
Consider yourself tucked in!