Confession: I have a terrible habit of “feeling” behind on house work. It’s not a little small voice in the back ground of my life. It’s a screaming accusation at the forefront of my mind as soon as I wake up and open my eyes. Now, I’m not calling this normal I’m just saying I experience this. Always feeling like everything is undone and that feeling leaves me overwhelmed. Well, to my delight Flylady deals with this exact phenomena (read as guilt) in the initial part of her program (for lack of a better word) during Baby Steps. Day 5 instructs us to write down those negative thoughts that you tell yourself and take the time to rewrite them as positive statements! I did this today because I was really giving myself the ole’one-two when I woke up this morning. I did exactly what my FlyLady told me and I felt much better immediately. Well, when I walked through my kitchen headed to the bathroom to do my morning routine I saw something that blessed me.
Clean dishes! Yup, CLEAN dishes. Dry and ready to be put away. Not dirty with dried on food stacked to the moon defying my goal of having a tidy home. NOPE! They were, wait for it…, clean. How did this happen you ask. Elves? Children who got up in the middle of the night and thought “I, a seven year old, will wash these dishes before returning to bed”? The dog?? No, I did them the day before as part of keeping my sink shining (dont know what this shiny sink thing is? Click here
then come right back) I had washed em up AND pulled my entire kitchen together in 15 minutes! I was so relieved and encourage this morning because as small as it may have seemed those clean dished turned to me and said “Danita, you can do this without feeling overwhelmed!”
As FlyLady says “You are not behind! Don’t try to catch up, just jump in where you are. OK?”
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You are AWESOME! I felt this way when I first found Flylady, too. There’s just nothing better than waking up to a clean kitchen. Now, 8 years later, if I wake up to a dirty one, it just sours my mood all day! Babysteps, indeed!
Thanks for the encouragement!