April Habit #27 Procrastination and Perfectionism


Dear FlyLady,

I use to make my bed every day for years.

Then after some hard times in my life I quit doing it. After a couple of major surgeries in 2012, I spent a lot of time in bed.

I haven’t used the walker for a couple of weeks. I think that it fits in the category of things that don’t belong in the bedroom. However, if I do need it I can’t get to the basement to retrieve it. So I will let it stay put for a couple more weeks. I did remove the other things that don’t belong in there.

I had a laundry basket in there that I put my comforter and pillows with shams. Now that I make my bed everyday that can go! Because I couldn’t get around to the far side of my bed with the walker. My clothes were piled on my bed. When I made my bed, I could leave my door open, and I enjoyed looking in at the beautiful comforter DD bought me for Christmas 2011.

I could also open my shades, and enjoy the sunshine. We don’t get a lot of that in the winter in Michigan. Well of course with the door open, the shoes had to go in the closet. The dirty clothes were not going to stay on the floor. I can’t turn my mattress alone, so I decided to sleep on the other side of the bed. I have been really looking forward to cleaning my bedroom this week.

Oh my what I found this morning on the other side of my little bedroom!! Cobwebs floor to ceiling. I had to move my dresser out and I rubba swept out the mess. What an awesome tool. I could extend the handle all the way and reach all the way to the corner of the room and up to the ceiling.

Well, I has having so much FUN cleaning out my bedroom I attacked the floor of my closet and dust moped the whole floor. I certainly had no idea what was lurking on the other side of the bed. But I will sleep better tonight.

All it took was 2 – 15 minute sessions. I can’t thank you enough for your routines, products and inspiration. I suffered from the 2Ps, procrastination and perfectionism. Thank you for giving me a place to START and letting me know I was not behind.

Terri New flybaby in Michigan

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