Baby Steps, Day 9, Part 1

Thought of the Day…Three Rules of Work: Out of clutter find simplicity; From discord find harmony; In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. ~Albert Einstein


Yep, I’m behind… no… I’m in slow motion… my Baby Step* days seem to take forever… no worries… The FlyLady says, “You are not behind! I don’t want you to try to catch up; I just want you to jump in where we are. O.K.?” (*If you don’t know about my Baby Step process? You can get caught up by reading about my Baby Steps. )

Yep, I’m not behind… get those negative voices out of your head, Stef! 🙂

The FlyLady says it takes 28 days to develop a new habit. OK… I’m still plugging along, slowly, but at least I’m moving in the right direction! It’s not as bad as I make is sound. Good thing is that I have a few days off – The Offspring’s birthday is coming up – and I am going to work on my “decluttering” … it’s my birthday gift to myself… after all, I did give birth to her so… it’s my BIRTHday, too!!! 😀

Here’s the plan for today (yep, I’m getting a late start – didn’t get home from work last night until 10:48PM!

The FlyLady says that Baby Steps, Day 9 is “Declutter a few minutes at a time”.

Today I am supposed to learn how to declutter a few minutes at a time. Also, I’m adding a 5 minute room rescue to my Morning (Before Work) Routine. I don’t know how well that is going to work on a “work” day, but I’ll will do my best… I guess it’s only 5 minutes!!!

Morning (Before Work) Routine – NO work today, so just what I did after I got up

  1. Get up and dressed – YEP
  2. Look at sticky notes in the kitchen and bathroom – YEP
  3. Put out ONE Hot Spot for 2 minutes – YEP
  4. 5 minute Room Rescue – YEP

During the Day Routine

  1. Recognizing the negative voices and change them to positive. That is what FLYing (Finally Loving Yourself) is all about. – YEP
  2. Read Big Tent or FlyLady.Net email messages
  3. Keep your sink shining
  4. Walk a minimum of 7,500 steps but goal is 10,000 steps

Before Bed Routine

  1. Keep your sink shining
  2. Put out ONE Hot Spot for 2 minutes (The FlyLady recommends doing this twice a day)
  3. Set out clothes for tomorrow
  4. Go to bed a decent hour

What are your steps to keep your life decluttered?