Monday, January 14, 2013

FlyLady - Pagan Style; BabySteps Day 12, 13, 14

For those of you who don't know what FlyLady is, it's an inspirational website designed to help you clean and de-clutter your home and your life. It helps you create routines that work for you, your lifestyle & your family to help housekeeping become stress-free and something you just do naturally and daily rather than something you put off until the last minute and then stress about when you have company coming over.

I have felt for awhile now that many aspects of the FlyLady program can be applied in spiritual ways to those who consider themselves, Neo-Pagans, Kitchen Witches, Hearth Witches, Green Witches, etc. I will be going over some FlyLady basics here in my blog and writing about how they can be seen as a spiritual thing; not just a house-cleaning and organizing thing! If you missed it, check out my post called "FlyLady - Pagan Style; Welcome Letter"

When you start with FlyLady, there are 31 days of "Baby Steps" to help you slowly start to integrate small changes into your daily routines. It's about developing habits and changing your mind-set to a positive one!

BabySteps Day 12, 13, 14
Keep Doing what you have been doing! Our Babysteps are now broken down into Morning & Evening Routines!

Morning Routine;
Get dressed To Shoes!
Look at your posted reminders for the day.
Think Positive Thoughts! Check the FlyLady website for reminders, zone mission, motivation, etc.
Put out your Hot Spots for 2 minutes.
5 Minute Room Rescue.
Declutter any room for 15 minutes.

Evening Routine;
Make sure your
sink is shining!

Day 12's Baby Step - keep doing the routines already established!  Don't let your perfectionism get in the way, it's about developing habits!
BabySteps Day 13 - Find The section of FlyLady that is called "Missions", or Find Kelly's Missions in the Daily Flightplan.  These simple 15 minute missions give you a focus for the day, a task that is simple to do, and introduce you to FlyLady's "Zones"
Day 14's Baby Step - Keep doing the basic morning & evening routines.  Check the FlyLady site or e-mails for Kelly's Zone Missions.  FlyLady suggests that today you read Kelly's essay about using a calender.  If you want, you can print it out and add it to your Control Journal.
Sorry I missed a couple days of posting the baby-steps here on my blog!  I had a couple of busy days, and the 12th was my birthday- worked hard, partied hard! Yeah, I kinda fell off the babystep bandwagon myself for a couple days!  But you know what?  That's another great thing about FlyLady - we don't punish ourselves when we slip up, or fall behind.  We just pick up wherever we were and keep moving.  Sure if I miss a couple days of my routines it might take a few extra minutes to clear my hot spots and get my sink shining again!  But that's okay!  We do what we can!  And the routines help us know exactly where to start and how to get back into the groove!

1 comment:

  1. I want to let you know about our new Flying Facebook group:

    It is a closed group so your activity within the group is not visible to your other friends.

    Share what you're doing. This is a great place to post what you're accomplishing during the day. You may even find a bit of encouragement as you go along. It's like a to do list with a cheering section!

    We also have another group called Chit Chat About This and That. You are all welcome to join there as well.