Missions and Me

If you’ve been reading this blog at all, props to you! No, that wasn’t what I was going to say. What I was going to say was, if you’ve been reading this blog at all, you might remember that I have yet to figure out a way to fit the Zone Missions into my daily routine without having a conniption fit.

I had tried cramming them in right before we started our homeschooling day, but that didn’t work well at all. I had tried making Clara my accountability partner. That worked for one week.

But, the past two weeks, what has worked is doing the Missions all at once, all on one day, at one time. I know, I know. I felt like a Flylady heretic doing that. What happened to breaking down the Zone into short Missions and doing a little bit each day? Isn’t that the whole point? Wait. IS that the whole point?

For me, perhaps the point of utilizing Zone Missions to get my house clean isn’t that the tasks are broken down into daily, bite-sized pieces, but that they provide a focus. The Zone Missions provide a very clear, finite focus for me so I’m not getting distracted and going way overboard cleaning any one Zone. They provide a rotating plan of deep cleaning so I don’t have to come up with my own plan. So, does it really matter if I do them all in one fell swoop each week?

I have found that when I do the Missions all at once, I plan for a time when Joey or the older kids are available to supervise the small folk so I am not interrupted while completing the Missions. Consequently, I get them done in record time. And I don’t feel at all like I’ve been hit by a truck doing them all at once. I also don’t feel compelled to go above and beyond in my cleaning because I’m doing plenty right then.

Perhaps this is my solution. We’ll see what happens this week.



3 Responses to “Missions and Me”

  1. Joey Says:

    You put a lot of time and thought into this house care and I appreciate you for that. You’re a great life and mom. I couldn’t ask for better! Have a great day!

  2. Godiva Says:

    πŸ™‚ Hi, me again.

    First of all: you clearly have a great husband! Woot!

    Next, I personally think that if doing the missions in one go works for you best than that’s exactly what you should do. I honestly don’t believe you a flylady heretic. *g* Actually doesn’t she give a lot of examples and always adds: “fit to your needs”. And that’s exactly what you are doing, isn’t it?

    So, get rid of perfectionism (aka do exactly as one is told) and fit to your needs.

    πŸ™‚ Keep going and have fun!


    • thetruevine Says:

      Thanks for the positive comment, Godiva! Sometimes it takes quite a bit of trial and error to figure out exactly what does work, doesn’t it? πŸ™‚ And, I have to agree with you that I have a fabulous better half!

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