Yes, it’s true, Side-tracked Home Executive (SHE) is EXACTLY right!
The other day I told Hubby I was going to have a shower… went into the bathroom to get a hair tie (with the intention of then going to our room to get clothes before hopping in the shower)… I got in the shower about an hour later! I got distracted by the state of the bathroom and started cleaning it, next thing I knew I was washing down the cupboard doors and the walls that had been bugging me for quite some time. How did that happen? At the bathroom cupboard I thought about the child lock I wanted to use it on the bathroom draw to keep little hand away from potential dangers stored in the draw… to put the lock on, the surfaces need to be clean and dry – and so the side-tracking goes on and on! I had been putting off cleaning the bathroom for a while, so it wasn’t a waste of time, or ‘unplanned’ seeing as I don’t really ‘plan’ any cleaning! It’s just one of those chores that is such a drag isn’t it?! But does it have to be this way?
In November I came across Flylady and was attracted by the concept of being happier and having more time for fun in my life! This is achieved by getting myself into good routines which allow me to reduce time spent on maintaining my home and stop it feeling like work! It sounds very appealing doesn’t it?! What would you pay for a system that actually helped you achieve these elusive goals? Don’t worry… this isn’t a sales pitch… on the contrary… it’s FREE! I’m sharing this great find with you because I thought you’d like the concept as much as I do!
I’m not FLYing (Fully Loving Yourself) yet by any means! As with so many things, I lack the motivation to get going straight up… I have this great little hurdle, maybe you’ve heard of it?! Perfectionism! It trips me up left, right and centre! But don’t worry, I’m working on it with the help of Flylady. Her motto for me and all the other fly babies around the globe this year is: Perfectionism is shelved in 2012! How liberating!!! Not only does Flylady want to help me cultivate good habits for a well-kept home while giving me more time for fun, but she’s also helping me to learn that it’s ok for things not to be perfect! I don’t know about you, but that concept is rather revolutionary in my life.
And don’t worry… you won’t need to clear your schedule for the next two months in order to get your home to the point where you can simply perform the quick daily maintenance tasks as you get ready for your fun family time! After all, your home didn’t get messy in a day and it isn’t going to get organised in a day either! Flylady helps you to learn that you can do anything in 15 minutes!
So why not join me (and many other fly babies the world over) and take control of your home and life 15 minutes at a time?!