count me in!
I just signed up for FlyLady about a month or so ago. I felt like everything was getting so out of control. I'm so in awe of those of you that have 4 children. I'm feeling so overwhelmed with one.
We just moved into a new house this past December & I felt like it was already in CHAOS (for those of you that haven't gone to the website yet it's Can't Have Anyone Over Syndrome)
I tend to analyze things so I went through the website, read the emails, got the books out the library & slowly started to incorporate each of the steps.
I think keeping the sink shiny is important to the philosophy just in that in gives you some peace of mind that one thing in your home is nice & clean. I have to say having the kitchen clean is hugely important to me now that I've done it for a month. It is such a wonderful, relaxing feeling to come down to the kitchen in the morning & start the day fresh - not cleaning up yesterday's messes.
The emails can get annoying but I just delete them & I'll use them when I'm ready.
There are two main things about flylady that make me want to do this...
1. The reason things are like this for me is due to my perfectionism. I always thought they were related but couldn't pin it down. I tend to hyper-focus, get involved in 5000 different things, and don't want to do things if I can't do it perfectly, from scratch, the first time. I also don't have to do everything perfect - it's better to vacuum down the middles of the rooms & get most of the stuff up instead of letting it sit until I have enought time to do it right - pull the furniture away from the walls, do the baseboards, etc.
2. The second thing is she says you're not behind, just jump in where you are. I hate feeling like I always need to catch up. With this I've given myself permission to not have that guilt.
Wow - I just wanted to introduce myself. I didn't mean for it to be this long.
mama to Hannah 5.9.02