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Going Backward - and Why (Part 2)

Thursday, June 06, 2013

For those of familiar with FlyLady, you'll know immediately where I'm coming from today. If she is new to you, please check out This is a terrific website about Marla Cilley's baby-step program for getting your house (and yourself!) in order. I've been a FlyBaby for awhile, and I'd grown my morning and bedtime routines to some ten or a dozen items. But in my current depression, I had seen these routines as so overwhelming that I was doing nothing. Sometimes NOTHING, sometimes not showering for days, not even washing my face or brushing my hair.

So it's time to start over. Tonight I will start a new bedtime routine, just 3 items long.
1 - make sure my kitchen sink is clean and dishes are put away
2 - check my calendar for the next day; it's mostly empty but do it anyway
3 - wash my face and brush my teeth; no moisturizer or other frills
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    I thought I recognized some flylady in there haha

    I don't follow her alot, though I get a ton of emails every day haha

    But at the first of the year, I always have good intentions. I do love a clean sink, though I dont always make it, but this is a good reminder to me to work on it.

    I found myself in a deep funk, for a very long time. Everything overwhelmed me. Weight gain depressed me also. I wasnt seeing people. Family nor friends. I hated to do anything really.

    Clutter was piling up. Both inside the house, outside the house, as well as metaphorical clutter in my head. Clearing the clutter, just starting small, really does make a difference. It lifts your spirit, your mind, your sense of pride and accomplishment.

    Now I am also working on body clutter. Since working on my health, and my weight, and eating good healthy foods, alot of the brain fog and clutter is lifting and that just spill over into all the other areas. One area really just feeds and fuels the other.

    You can do this, we can do this together!!! emoticon
    1615 days ago
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    Flylady is amazing! I need to get back into it. You inspire me.
    1624 days ago
    There are too many demands on us to expect perfection. It's amazing we get as much done as we do, in my humble opinion.

    My daughter was hospitalized for depression when she was in high school. Sometimes people need to see a doctor to help them get through it. No fun! BTW, my daughter is fine now and has accomplished a lot professionally and also as a wife and mom.

    DeAnne, Missourians Team
    1624 days ago
    I've been FLYWashed for 6 yrs. now. I have my control journal with my routines too. Sometimes I don't do EVERYTHING either, but that's all right! Perfectionism . . . it definitely is the demise of doing ANYTHING sometimes!

    Good luck with your routine. As you feel better, you'll be able to increase what you accomplish.

    1624 days ago
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