It is that time of year again where any of us that are involved with school. We come in many forms. Some of us are teachers, students for the first time, college or vocational school. And then there are parents that have children going to school while they go to night school. No wonder this can be a stressful time.
Can you feel the energy building? Now, everyone take a deep breath and exhale. The retail stores like to make it a kick off to a mini new year. Yes, this is actually their beginning of holiday seasons so marketing all types of products are the utmost importance.
Everyone wants to improve their schedules and the goal is to make it easy on yourself. So we think we have to go out there and search for the Perfect Home Management System. The problem is none of them are perfect. Not even Flylady. Flylady doesn’t say, “Follow this exactly and your home and life will be wonderful.” There are some that will. But do they? Flylady lessons want you to give up the idea of Perfectionism because if one tries to make tasks Perfect, guess what shows up next? Yes, here comes Procrastination not far behind. Where one of these are, the other is always near by. What happens when they both show up at the same time? NOTHING.
Now, my question to you is, how did you get through the school year in previous years? You must have had some type of system. Otherwise you and your children wouldn’t advance to the next grade. The thing is that you don’t have to do this alone so don’t try. Today you go into any store to buy school supplies and each school has a list of items they want their students to have. They have already taken the guesswork out of it. Don’t try to think you have to do all of this alone.
What Can You Do?
If you have been following Flylady and her monthly habits this year, you are ahead of the game. So, what can you do? It isn’t very glamorous and new and exciting like all the things new going on out there because of this time of year.
It is habits that you have been doing each day that one day turns into a routine and when you know it is a routine is when you are doing your habits automatically. The thing is that you don’t even have to do this alone. You have a cheering section just like schools have cheerleaders for each sport. The best thing that you can do for yourself is make Flylady a “we” thing. I mean, get support from fellow flybabies. How many Home Management Systems have the following that Flylady has? Quit trying to do this alone and jump right in! Situations will present themselves where one will be able to do the task for the appropriate time of year. Get a three ring binder or notebook and start taking notes of these habits and routines you are trying out. Do this for a year one month at a time. This time next year, all the information you need will be at your fingertips. Paper is paper. Getting your thoughts down, now that is priceless. Especially when these thoughts come together and you have a Control Journal, Home Management System, or whatever you want to call it.
If you haven’t shined your sink yet today, go do it. There is magic there and you can see it with all the reflections of how you want your home and life to be. They say the Kitchen is the “Heart of The Home.” What is at the heart of the kitchen? “The sink.” This is where it begins and ends each and every day. There is no way you can avoid a sink to get your day started or start your day to end. The magic is in the sink. So keep it shining and you will be shining.
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