Tuesday, January 22, 2013

FlyLady - Pagan Style - Babysteps Day 22

As you may have noticed, I have been posting the FlyLady 31 Baby Steps and my thoughts on them. I have been adding my thoughts on how cleaning your house, even the simple stuff, can be part of a spiritual devotion, and how the babysteps and the FlyLady program encourage you to think positive about yourself, your home, your habits - all to make life a little easier and better for you!

Today is Day 22 of the BabySteps! So far we have developed a few simple habits of things to do on a daily basis; in the form of simple morning & evening routines. Our goal is to make these routines a habit... if we do them consistently enough then they just become second nature!

Morning Routine

  • Make Your Bed!
  • Get up and get dressed to lace-up shoes; fixing your hair and face
  • Look at your posted reminders in the kitchen and bathroom.
  • Recognize the negative voices and change them. Remember, you are FLYing now!
  • Put out your Hot Spots for two minutes
  • Check Your Laundry
  • Five-minute Room Rescue (pick any room in the house). Set your timer and go!
  • Spend 15 Minutes decluttering each day. You can’t organize clutter!

Before-Bed Routine

  • Keep your sink shining
  • Check Your Laundry
  • Lay out your clothes for tomorrow
  • Put out your Hot Spot. It will make you happy in the morning!
  • Go to bed at a decent hour! Set a bedtime and stick with it!
Day 22 - Keep doing what you have been doing!  Again!  We're still working on making these routines into habits!  Eventually we should be able to wake up and just do these things automatically!  How great will that be!  FlyLady also encourages us to have a Control Journal... this is a binder where we keep our routines, important household information, and much more!  For now in the BabySteps, our Control Journal is just starting to get built!  So far we just have our simple Morning Routine, our Before Bed Routine, and a page or two of motivational things... affirmations, blessings, or a copy of a FlyLady essay that inspired us!  If you have procrastinated on putting together your control journal, do it today!  Get a cheap binder and some paper... it doesn't need to be fancy you can add to it later!  Put one page for your Morning Routine, another page for your Before Bed Routine, and whatever else you want!  We will work more on our Control Journal later but today stop procrastinating and just put one together!  It's a great to have our routines written down where we can easily look at them for a reminder, especially in the beginning stages of developing our habits!

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