Monday, August 31, 2009

Have you meet Flylady ?

I hadn't until today either. Of course I have heard of her but not being a TV viewer I wasn't aware of her program for mentoring SHE's (Sidetracked Home Executives).
I think that is probably all of us to some extent or other. I am certainly not the worst home executive but I still generally suffer from CHAOS (Can't Have Anyone Over Syndrome).
So today I met Flylady .
You should too.
She will start you off with polishing your sink and tying your shoe laces and continue by sending heaps of emails every day with baby steps and pep talks until you have mastered the routine of FLYing (Finally Loving Yourself).Yes there will be advertising spiel but you can easily delete that and stick with all the good stuff.
Apparently it normally takes 21 days to learn a habit but with Flylady it will take 28 days. I'm not sure on the after-that time but I think the encouragement continues in the form of monthly and weekly zone tackling.
It all sounds great and easy because she stresses baby steps. Just 15 minutes or even 3 lots of 5 minutes are all that is required for most things. That is the sort of help I need because sufferers of depression often find it hard to be motivated and that is what you get from a mentor. (Of course, if you are a rebel it is probably a waste of your time because you know you don't like being told what to do and so won't.)
I have already polished my sink. I'm just not sure about the shoes - I'm really a barefoot person - but she says they are totally important. Maybe thongs?!!


  1. This sounds completely fascinating and I've definately never heard of Flylady but I understand a lot about CHAOS (that must be a worldwide affliction! :) )

  2. Tee hee. Intriguing. Think I'll stick with my own house cleaning habits - ingrained from childhood (sans doilies, of course). Collect away Miss Wagtail.

  3. For a woman who preaches (and it is preaching) about clutter, she sure does send a lot of it! She even recycles those preaches, again, and again, and again.

    I always kept my my sink shiny (one of the principals of the Flylady "system" - truth be told, I'm actually a little obsessive about no stuff in the sink), and her 15 minutes idea got me nowhere fast. In the end I unsubscribed and I don't miss her one bit. My battle against the clutter monster is no better or easier, but at least I don't have her nagging me 24/7 and filling my inbox with testimonial reminders about her wonderful she is (and yeah, she recycles those too!).

  4. I have met flylady, so far it isn't really me but I think it is a great system that I'm sure will work for many!


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