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!).