Balance Check

Time for a balance check. I have some judge’s scales in mind. Or I’m kind of imagining a photographer holding up a piece of paper in front of the subject to be photographed to get the camera’s white balance set. Or maybe zooming out for a moment to get a bigger picture. Maybe none of that makes sense. Or maybe you get the idea….

While trying to develop a new Flylady habit (decluttering, obviously) can be rather exciting and challenging, it can also knock me off balance a little bit. I find myself thinking way too much about my Flylady routine and how I can fit every last little Flylady thing into my day. My Control Journal starts controlling me instead of being a tool that I use to control my day.

Any of you true SHEs will recognize that this is just residual perfectionism/all-or-nothing-ness rearing its head. But now, instead of throwing up my hands and scrapping the whole Flylady routine, I can just wave to my terminally ill perfectionism and do a balance check. I can put what I want to accomplish in my day on one side of the scale and compare it to what Flylady is admonishing me to do, knowing that I can strike a healthy balance. I can hold up the sheet of paper with Flylady’s routine on it to my subject (me!) and get a white balance. I can zoom out and see how Flylady’s routines fit into my bigger picture. Okay, maybe none of that makes sense.

Or, maybe, you get the idea….


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3 Responses to “Balance Check”

  1. Amelia Says:

    It’s so true. When FlyLady takes up EVERYTHING, it’s not doing its job. (How’s that for two forms of “its” in one sentence?)

  2. Deanna Says:

    It makes a lot of sense, both in the zoom out and zoom in sense. I hope you’ll write more about this. I sense you trying to understand something here, and I think it applies to a lot of us.

    • thetruevine Says:

      Thanks for commenting! I’m definitely ruminating on this topic today. My brain is trying to come to that balance point….

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