Flylady Update

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I have to confess. Signing up for Flylady’s emails does not equal a cleaner home.

I am ashamed to say that each morning a get a digest of Flylady’s emails. Some mornings I read them; some mornings I don’t.

Here’s the thing: reading her emails does not get my home any neater or cleaner.

Action. That’s the missing ingredient. You have to take action.

It’s like reading a book about losing weight or watching an exercise video without getting off the couch. It’s useless.

For me, I think that part of the problem is that I have done Flylady before.

I know about dressing to your shoes and shining your sink. It’s that sneaky little thing that says “Oh I already know that. I’ll skip ahead to something new”.

That’s what gets us in trouble.

Today I am going to shine my sink. And maybe do some house blessing too. I am actually going to start practicing what I preach – or rather what Flylady preaches.

I’ll be tweeting my progress so if you follow me on Twitter you can see how well I’m doing.

Action. Today I am taking action.

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Lacy Estelle

Lacy Estelle is the writer of and the Podcast host for An ADD Woman.

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  1. Sooooo glad I signed up to Flylady this past week and then happened upon you this morning. I’m 35 years old and just been diagnosed with ADD. The problem is, I’ve been married for 15 years (happily for the most part), so why now? Because I just didn’t cope anymore. My house is in chaos, i’m forever on the brink of some breakdown. My four children is never ready in time for school. I’m always late for everything, because i “got busy” and then forget half the stuff i’m supposed to take. DH sent me to have my ears tested, cause i’m deaf, or i’m ignoring him. Endresult? it was neither. I’m in the process of finding a way to organise my life in a way that makes sense to me, with the help of FLYlady. All of a sudden, it makes sense! Key is babysteps. I get overwhelmed too quickly, because I get so focused on sorting out the small pile of paperwork, that it ends up in a complete rearranging of office furniture (PS. the paperwork then lands all in a big box, again – because I first need to sort out the layout, then i can think). Do I make sense? and then I procrastinate for weeks, because I’m overwhelmed by the “big box” waiting for me. And so nothing gets done, and the kids run late for swimming yet again. And with an ADD mom, how are my ADD kids (at least two of them are) supposed to be able to cope if i can’t cope myself? I’ll be following you closely for some inspiration along the way. Love from South Africa

  2. Thank you SO much for commenting! Can I relate? Are you kidding? I once invited 10 people for Christmas dinner and realized about midnight on Christmas Eve that there was NO food in the house! Not bread or milk or butter, let alone Christmas dinner. That was the year the guests brought leftovers for Christmas dinner. Sigh.

    I hope that I can continue to help 🙂