Thoughts turn to home as winter seems to have come early, and I want the experience of being indoors to be a lovely one.
I'm still flying with Fly Lady - housework has never been easier! The site is like a modern day Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management.
Why has it been so successful? Why do I feel as though a weight has been lifted from my shoulders, and confident that everything will get done? And what is more I feel totally relaxed about it.
I think it's because the system is long term and ongoing, so if a household task doesn't get done this time round it will get done next time round (next day, week, month). Because there is a next time round. Routine is the key. (To think I've resisted routine all my life! I thought it was boring....)
The weight of decision making is what has been taken off my shoulders - I go to the website, click on Today, and do what it says. How easy is that?
Barack Obama recently acknowledged the importance of 'routinizing' - he says he only wears grey suits or blue suits because that cuts down on the number of decisions he has to make, and he has a lot of decisions to make!
Decision making fatigue is the term - it's probably a syndrome - do you suffer from it too?