Years ago, my sister in law introduced me to the flylady. This lil' southern lady's site is all about helping us creative folks to get your life organized. So I read all this stuff about getting your house organized and clean, and I remember reading some essay saying- do this, then that, clean, clean, clean! Now take a minute to love on your babies, now back to work, doing this and that, - like some kind of white tornado. I remember thinking, -What is this lady raising, Chia Pets? My kids don't just sit there waiting for me to give them a love 1 minute out of 30. They are busy destroying in my wake. I cannot divert my attention from them long enough to accomplish anything that takes more that 5 minutes or so to complete.
All that said, there were some good ideas on the site. So I tried to sign up for e-mails that get you doing things on her system, but I never got them. I didn't realize I created a yahoo account and now somewhere out there is a mailbox with about 9 years or so of junk in it.
This last year I went back to visit the flylady and figured out what I was doing so now I get e-mails. I'm trying to put more of this stuff into practice. (Except of course the junk about wearing shoes. Sorry, comfort comes first!) I kind of adjust it to my needs. She seems to be raising more than Chia Pets now because it's all about baby steps and 15 minute increments of tasks. I started out slow. I tried to just follow the message. GO TO BED. Well, I get to bed by midnight more often now than I used to. I got sick of the failure though so I'm working on honing my evening and morning routine. I've got a long way to go. I am still a SHE (sidetracked home executive): I am a flybaby flunkie. But the important thing is I just keep plugging along. FLY stands for Finally Loving Yourself. I think I already love myself, I just happen to love myself in all my disorganized, scatterbrained glory. I keep working on this program because I could live with a little less chaos and frustration in my life. Wanna join me?