You don't need to be in the right time zone for Flylady (aside from the silly "go to bed" email). My sister said she couldn't do Flylady because she works so she wasn't home when the emails came in. I think she thought since I was a SAHM and have "nothing to do"
I was sitting at the computer all day long, checking my emails every 5 minutes to see if a Flylady email came in
You are just supposed to use them as reminders. It doesn't matter when they come in or what time of the day you see them, just deal with them when you have the time. They are supposed to jog your memory. One says laundry so you think about what you have to do with laundry that day (start a load? move to the dryer? fold and put away?) do it, and then hit delete. One says dinner so you think about what you are having for dinner that night (so that dinner time doesn't come and you can't think and order take-out) then hit delete. They don't have to be done at a certain time.
Having said all that, I do think Flylady is too confusing. The site is, ironically, too cluttered and when you join up, it's not immediately clear what you are supposed to do. I love the basic plan and it WORKS for a lot of people, me included, but getting there is harder than it has to be. I think maybe it works for me because I have been subbing and unsubbing for years now so just by osmosis I know what to do
For me, the backbone of it is the control journal. With the help of Flylady's nudging, I have made a list of things that need to be done in the house and a schedule of what days to do them. It gets too overwhelming (for me) to think I have to clean "the house". This way, I can look at a list and see oh, it's Tuesday, I clean the upstairs bathroom" or whatever. Once I make the list there's no thinking involved. I need that.
So if buying a pre-made list (like motivated moms) works for you then go for it
I will admit it literally took me years to fine tune my list, but I'm happy with it and like that it fits my house exactly (no rooms mentioned that I don't have, no chores that I think are over-kill, etc).
Of course, the hardest part is that you then have to actually DO it
I haven't done much this past week and it shows. Not as bad as it used to be, but still.
Funny about the testimonials though. I totally ignore her reminders, but I read most of the testimonials. They inspire me to get off my butt and do something
I wish I could sign up for them and dump the reminders,