The one thing I do everyweek, usually on friday afternoon, is take the mummy time to do my nails each week, and every 6 weeks put a colour through my hair, just for me, I spend so much time working, looking after DH and $ kids, it is sometimes the only thought that gets me through that cardio workout!
I do agree with Portfoley02, It is hard to tell people no sometimes. I know I have been a people pleaser in the past. Sometimes, I just want to do it so there won't be an argument. I guess that makes since. Oh yeah, there is also delagating the tasks. What is the most important? I am in college and still trying to learn how to do that... Thanks for the Tips this could definately come in handy!
Lady4yeshua you are sooo right on.....I am often jealous of the orthodox Jews around here, even though I am Christian, for the whole sundown to sun-up sabbath that they do I think it rocks.
12/28/2008 1:49:39 PM
Saying "no" is the hardest. The first "no" is the most difficult. We still feel as if we are letting people down, but at the same time we are letting ourselves down when we say "yes" when we really don't want to. Another thought is that they asked us to do the task because they didn't want to do it. I'm just starting to say "no" more.
I loved this article. It's one of my goals for 2009, to get into the habit of handling papers only once...I tend to look at them and pile them, then sort the piles into piles for filing in various places, then I file the piles...what a waste when I could have cut it down to one step. Some great ideas.
12/24/2008 8:02:16 PM
I had to chuckle over this article. God has been saying this for over 5,000 year. In fact, He has the solution to all our work-aholism; its called the SABBATH. The commandment says: You shall do no work, nor your sons or daughters, your manservant or your maidservant, etc..." Wow - a whole day to rest and enjoy Him and your family. Novel idea! I feel so refreshed after the Sabbath that I always get more done the next couple of day. Its also my off day on the diet and off the excercise machines. The muscles are ready to LIFT the next day. Start practicing the Sabbath day rest and see if it helps you too. PS; That means no shopping, no phone or TV or PC; all time and rest robbers.
This is so timely with a new year about to begin. Constantly feeling pressed for time is draining. I hope to prioritize better in '09 and take care of those things first that are most important to me. The unimportant or less important can wait.
This is a wonderful article . It states so simple what we know but so often do not do. Flylady is great and a kindered soul . As for saying No I say it but need to work on conviction so people know I mean it :) I will keep reading this articlefor encouragement and inspiration !
flylady is great!!! You don't need a lot of time to do things.... do one thing, or take 5 minutes to put something back where it belongs, it really does add up. I used to think I wasn't an organized person or a planner but its really a skill that I need to work on. I'm an adult now, LOL.
6/7/2008 5:03:38 PM
Great article. I want to come back and read it again.
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