Last week I asked you to answer two questions that are in this form:
They are both important questions to be answered. It will be the answer to these questions that will get you through the tough days and there will always be tough days.
Welcome to week two of Marilyn’s Way Dance Till You FLY! Series. How do I begin? We all know the hardest part of it is getting started. I gave it some thought and feel it would be best explained by starting with an outline of the system and breaking down each part.
Marilyn’s Way Dance Till You FLY! Series Has 3 Parts
1. Daily Habits Grouped Into 3’s For Each Routine
2. Weekly Habits On Specific Days With One Being The ‘Weekly Home Mambo’
3. Weekly Zones
Simple enough, right? Actually it is. So what is the problem? Us. For some reason we think anything worth pursuing has to become complicated. We have to think really hard to the point of exhaustion. Why? Because somewhere along the line we somehow got brainwashed.
Sure, there are many systems out there. All you have to do is google it. They are filled with list after list of things to do that for me it took my breath away. I tried them and failed. It is as simple as that. Of course there was one thing that I had to factor into them that is never addressed. What if you have an off day? What do you do then?
I have Fibromyalgia. In fact I was officially diagnosed 25 years ago. This is most of my adult life that I felt like I was wearing ankle weights that would fluctuate without warning. This can be very tiring. I average 3 off days each week. I am in pain 80% of the time. My off days include: brain fog, pain, stiffness, fatigue, nausea, dizziness… All of these I have to deal with while taking care of my home. I had to come up with a system that would factor in my off days.
Marilyn’s Way Dance Till You FLY! System Isn’t For People With Chronic Illnesses Only
I have been sharing what I do in my group for over 3 years. What I come to find out is it will work for stay at home moms, moms who work outside the home, retired ones, and most importantly anyone who wants to learn how to enjoy life in spite of taking care of one’s home.
How Do We Do This?
If we want to make this work, the two things we must rid ourselves of are ‘perfectionism’ and ‘procrastination’. Until you can get rid of these will you ever be able to follow any type of system to take care of yourself, your family, and your home. It is easy to say and hard to do. I invite you to release them from yourself a little at a time as you learn a new way. It wasn’t until I was able to let go of them was I able to understand.
This week’s assignment is to practice letting go of perfectionism and procrastination. It isn’t an easy thing to do. It can be done a little each day and eventually can be out of our lives. Keeping an open mind is the key.
Next week we will begin the nine habits taking them one at a time. In the meantime, continue what you are doing and just become aware of how you do things. None of this happens overnight. It will happen in less than a year if you commit to it and give it your best shot by being honest with yourself.
When was the first time you became aware of your perfectionism and procrastination that became a part of your life? I would like to hear. For me it began at a young age where it became a problem later in high school and college, on into adulthood. I am so happy that I have been able to rid myself of them and you can too.