Have you ever heard of flylady? I hadn’t either. I’m not a naturally organized person like my husband. If I don’t have a plan for the day, I walk around my house in circles, never accomplishing one thing. I discovered flylady a few weeks ago. Now, I have to warn you, flylady is a bit cheesy sometimes. Flylady goes a bit overboard sometimes. That said, I think flylady is changing my life. OK, well, at least the way I go about my day. I am finding that I get more done. I have more time for myself. I am not as stressed. I can go to bed on time.
Flylady is a bit hard to describe. Flying (finally loving yourself) is a step by step process that starts with baby steps. I started by shining my sink every day. Once I had that down I added getting dressed to shoes (how many of you stay at home moms out there take a shower and call it good until you have to leave the house, then you have to go fix yourself before you leave, wasting time). Next I added a swish and swipe of my bathroom (wiping off counter, putting everything away and swishing the toilet). I didn’t follow all of the flylady’s steps, just the ones I felt I needed. I decided to write out a daily routine of things that needed to happen every day. It’s not hard to follow, there are no strict timelines and if I feel it doesn’t need to be done – ha – I don’t do it. I’ve also started menu planning and following a strict food budget (because I like to cook, I can go overboard in this area).
One thing I have learned from the flylady is that you can do anything in 15 minutes. If I have a mission for the day or something I feel really needs to be done (today it was wiping out the inside of the fridge) I set the timer for 15 minutes and do it. Most of the time I am done in 15 minutes and then I can rest.
I don’t know, maybe you have things figured out. I need help. Thanks flylady.