Here we are. Week 3 of my new way of life.
It’s time to add another non-negotiable task for the week. Like last week, my mind fills quickly with all of the tasks I need to turn into habits.
I have really enjoyed having a daily-swept kitchen this week. The task is so quick and so easy when I do it every day. My kitchen has been the focus of the last two weeks, and I’m actually feeling pretty in control of it. Not perfect, but I’m willing to have someone show up and share a cup of coffee in my breakfast nook. As long as they’re willing to wear a blindfold as I lead them through the dining room, of course.
Now that I’m feeling good about the kitchen, I need to move to another area. As I type that, an little flutter of insecurity comes up in my chest. What if I fail? What if adding one more thing, in another area, means that I’ll get overwhelmed and not do the kitchen as well?
Get over it. My house is a mess, and I can’t confine guests to the breakfast nook.
What if they . . . have to go? You know, “go”?
I can’t exactly ask them to hold it.
I know that flylady has her daily swish and swipe. I think this is great. However, I’m going to start even smaller than that. I’m trying to prevent failure here folks.
My new non-negotiable task for the week is to pick up the stuff off the floors in each bathroom every morning. This will include magazines, undies, hangers, trash and the Ken doll who seems to need four baths a day.
Ideally, this focus will cause me to get my kids to pitch in at night when they’re getting ready. But that’s not the non-negotiable. Me checking the bathrooms and picking up anything on the floor is the task.
Whew. Here we go.