Getting Back on the FlyLady Wagon

[en] Après un peu de relâchement dû à une période de gros stress, j'essaie de me remettre en mode "FlyLady". Routine du matin et du soir, 15 minutes de débordélisation de l'appart, etc.

Earlier this year I discovered FlyLady and immediately started following some of her advice, quite successfully. I went through a phase of feeling really on top of my life: I had an eye on my finances, I was sleeping, eating, and exercising sufficiently, I had quite a lot to do at work and I was doing it well, and my flat was getting uncluttered, 15 minutes at a time.

Then I went through a hectic few days applying for a consultancy at the UN, being interviewed for it and completing an assignment (which I overdid). I dropped everything to get it done (the deadlines were short) and I realized recently that I never quite managed to regain my balance after that.

I’ve been feeling an itch to get things back in shape these last weeks. I still clean my sink every evening (almost) and make my bed in the morning, but a lot of the rest of my morning and evening rituals has gone through the window.

Here’s my plan:

  • morning: get up, 30 minutes on the exercise bike, shower, get dressed, breakfast
  • evening: clean sink, plan the next day

Next things I’m going to add are:

  • 15 minutes of uncluttering per day
  • regular book-keeping (have to figure out what frequency is good, but I suspect once a week or a fortnight)
  • plan my laundry days better to include time to put dry clothes away the next day
  • regular creative writing slots (50 word stories etc)
  • regular “self-promotion” project slots
  • weekly “quick flat clean”

(Not all in one go, of course, but those are the next goals on my radar.)

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6 Responses to Getting Back on the FlyLady Wagon

  1. Rashunda says:

    Oy. I’ve been stopping and starting the FlyLady program for about 5 years now. Had a big ol control journal too.:-) Maybe I’ll jump back in. What section of the house is she doing this week?

  2. I’m not being very good at the 15 minutes per day thing (because my flat looks more or less presentable) but I’ve been doing the weekly 1-hour-or-so cleaning, and that’s working really well for me. I’m getting used to living in a clean and reasonably tidy flat! I always do my washing-up “à mesure” now too, so much that I don’t even realise that I’ve washed the dishes — I think it’s become automatic. Morning and evening routines and “doing things now” also working pretty well. Happy!

  3. Rashunda says:

    Wow. Kudos to you. My flat is a mess right now. I’m in the middle of putting my summer things in the basement and attic. I think Fl is focusing on getting rid of paper this month. My plan is to finish this big clean and then go with the 15-min per day rule.

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  6. Tomato Jones says:

    I want to let you know about our new Flying Facebook group:

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/430148793728031/

    It is a closed group so your activity within the group is not visible to your other friends.

    Share what you’re doing. This is a great place to post what you’re accomplishing during the day. You may even find a bit of encouragement as you go along. It’s like a to do list with a cheering section!

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