Thursday, December 22, 2011
I've known about this great website: www.flylady.net. It's a fantastic resource for helping yourself to get organized and lead a more productive life. Even though I first learned about the site several years ago, I hadn't managed to follow the suggestions...until this week! And you know what? It's EASY! I can easily see a future for our home of organized cleanliness, and more time for me.
And this relates to dieting...how? For me, it seems like two sides of the same coin. I have lived a life of self-indulgence. Eating whatever I wanted whenever I wanted even if it wasn't good me, and doing whatever I wanted whenever I wanted, even if it meant neglecting my housework. Let's face it, chores are not always fun. And we sometimes look at eating right the same way. I mean, why go to the trouble to make a giant healthy salad when you'd rather drive through McD's? Why bother tidying up the living room when you'd rather sit and watch TV? Eating right. Keeping your house clean. Same mindset.
It'll be a while before my house is in tip-top condition, but I can finally see the light. I know I'm on the right path to get to where I want to be, both with my eating and my organization. I used to rebel against following rules (in dieting and in life), but now I understand that the right rules can truly bring us freedom. I see a brighter future ahead!
From Psalm 119 (NIV)
33 Teach me, O LORD, to follow your decrees;
then I will keep them to the end.
34 Give me understanding, and I will keep your law
and obey it with all my heart.
35 Direct me in the path of your commands,
for there I find delight.
36 Turn my heart toward your statutes
and not toward selfish gain.
37 Turn my eyes away from worthless things;
preserve my life according to your word.[b]
38 Fulfill your promise to your servant,
so that you may be feared.
39 Take away the disgrace I dread,
for your laws are good.
40 How I long for your precepts!
Preserve my life in your righteousness.
. . .
105 Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.