Wednesday, September 5, 2007


A few years ago my born-organized (that's a compliment) cousin, Marlene, introduced me to Flylady. If you don't know what Flylady is and does, it's a group of women who's only purpose is to help other women to learn to be more organized and less stressed. (Ok. So it's a little more than that, but you'll have to check her out yourself Anyway, I've been trying to do her program ever since. So far, I'm not doing the best, but I don't want to quit. One thing she tells people is to not worry, "you're not behind, just jump in where you are!" I love that! Definitely takes the pressure off doesn't it? The other tip that she has that I use regularly is to use a timer. I set it for 15 minutes and tackle whatever project needs doing. You can do anything for 15 minutes!
I just printed off her Holiday Control Journal last night. (I know it's September, but if I don't start soon, I'll look like "Frazzled Franny" up there!) I love it! It's mainly for Christmas, but I plan on adding a few pages to the CJ to help me through October and November, too.
I've got a fun family party in the works for Oct. Plus, my friend roped me into being Lyndsi's Room Mother, so that adds a Halloween party for 20 something 5 & 6-year-olds. See where having a little extra organization could help me?? Yeah, me too.
I did the bedtime routine last night and the morning one today. Now it's 9:30 and I'm sitting relatively stress-free, blogging. I love it!! Happy Flying!!

1 comment:

marlene said...

Sometimes I think the born-organized thing is a curse - it causes me to expect way too much from myself, generally more than is humanly possible:) The "zone" part of the system doesn't really work for me, but I live by the night and morning routines. And the timer thing is also great - it is true that you can do anything for 15 minutes! My other secret weapon - Clorox Disinfecting Wipes - can't live without them :)