Monday, May 3, 2010

Messy Monday: First Things First

It is amazing how quickly one can end up with a gigantic mess throughout the house, simply by deciding not to do the things one would normally do when they would normally be done. Letting discipline slide, even for a day (or part of it), is a choice that carries highly visible consequences. In my house, for example, I did not unload and reload the dishwasher yesterday. We did not pick up toys. We were fairly lax in cleaning the counter after meals and snacks.  I did not put laundry away. These seemingly insignificant acts of saying "no" when I should have said "yes" compound quickly.

So this Messy Monday, it's messy. My work is cut out for me. I just have to say "yes" and do it. First things first means I should get to it...as quickly as possible. I should not be here on the computer when so much is waiting for me.

By the way, a few weeks ago, someone asked me if I had any tips on how to build discipline in one's housekeeping habits. I write about that frequently, as I am learning too. If that is your question, I encourage you to read through the Messy Monday archives and the Home Management archives as time allows.

Have a great day, keeping first things first (whatever they may be in your life and home today!).

5 comments:

  1. did you just peek through the computer into my home? ;)

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  2. I had a sick husband and son all last week, so most of my time was spent taking care of them rather than the house. What was amazing, however, was how much I got done in about 30 minute while they were both napping yesterday! DH woke up and said "Wow! You've been busy!" I love it when he notices my hard work. Anyway, you can do it! Have a great day!

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  3. LOL - it is amazing how many times I think you are actually in my house! What a disaster its been around here...and all because of little things that slide. The main floor was sorted out today (Hallelujah!), tomorrow I tackle the laundry and the bedrooms, then we should be all put back together again.

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  4. I don't have a blog, but found this through Proverbs 31 Ministries and have already been trying to practice the list Karen posted. http://karenehman.com/home/2010/04/30/house-rules-and-a-giveaway-announcement/
    God Bless!

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  5. This is my house this week, not just Monday, unfortunately! Going to have an "hour of power" cleaning in the next ten minutes!!

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