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Tips on Motivation!!

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cafebistro Fri 08-Aug-08 15:07:24

How does everyone get motivated to clean and tidy etc.?
Im sat here on laptop thinking about what needs doing.....if i can just heave myself out of this chair...

Word Fri 08-Aug-08 22:08:30

Invite sby round. Easy.

cafebistro Sat 09-Aug-08 10:10:51

yes i agree that will work everytime

Countingthegreyhairs Sat 09-Aug-08 17:24:31

I shouldn't be offering advice as procrastination is my middle name.

However, good to ring-fence set times for cleaning. Do it then and only then. Little bit, every day. Fool yourself in to thinking that you are not on never-ending treadmill ...

Flylady principles good if you can get past all the cutesy twoddle ....

moondog Sat 09-Aug-08 17:26:11

My motivation is having the clean and tidy house as it makes me feel calm and happy.

cafebistro Sat 09-Aug-08 22:15:31

well what are the flylady principles??

Countingthegreyhairs Sat 09-Aug-08 22:35:45

going to bed so speedy reply but basically: first decluttering, then everything having a place, cleaning little and often and for short bursts, set routines for morning and evening, a different zone per day etc etc

they bombard you with loads of e-mails if you join directly so perhaps best to follow flying threads on here

basically - you don't get stressed because you know each zone will get done in time -

you start your day knowing what you have to do in a limited ring-fenced time (as little as 15 mins in some instances) all planned out day before so you have none of that demotivating "I'm so overwhelmed I don't know where to start" feeling

also, one of rules is you always have a shiny kitchen sink, and you get dressed from head to toe with make-up, including shoes, first thing in morning ... thus (so the theory goes) eliminating enticing slob activities/tendencies ....

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