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Sometimes I get overwhelmed after getting up getting the kids to school then coming home to housework. So I make it a goal that if I am going to do house work that day, to pick one thing and do that only. Like cleaning the bathroom. Its less overwhelming to tackle one thing then have to do everything. :)

- Submitted by LJM100 3/19/2012 in Around The House | 5 Comments
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JPEARL127 5/28/2012 6:47:00 AM

    This is the system that flylady.net stresses, too--focus on one area or zone each week, not worrying about getting it ALL done but as much as you can. Check it out. I've had fun following the weekly missions and going at my pace instead of any directive.
MALKS_ARIA 7/27/2012 4:10:00 AM

    Our FlyLady chat group often uses "the numbers game". We make a list of 12 items (well 11+ break time) and we spend 25 min (plus 5 min break each time makes a half hour) doing that one item and cross it off... we determine numbers by a roll of the dice sometimes we only get 3 on the list done but most of the time we are able to get all 12 done... if it is break time you take 25 min break with your water bottle!
AMETHYSTSTAR 6/17/2012 1:45:00 PM

    I love FlyLady as well and am just now getting back into my routines. She advocates baby steps and I tend to forget that. With me it's usually all or nothing. Then I get discouraged and it nothing instead of something.

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TRESA7 5/26/2012 10:00:00 PM

    Thank you. I'm often overwhelmed, but I try to concentrate on even smaller goals. For instance, I'll just clean up one corner of the living room. Meeting even the tiny goals make me feel better!
JOMARRO 3/19/2012 9:21:00 PM

    I agree. My husband works nights, I work days, so it is real hard for me to get a lot done. I am off every other Saturday. So I started doing a major cleaning in one room at a time. When I get the one room done, I start on another. This way I get something accomplished without feeling overwhelmed by trying to do everything in one weekend. My husband is even happy about the accomplishment.

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