If you are diligently following along with the 31 Days to Clean challenge at Joyful Mothering, then you should be around Day 19ish. I am starting Day 6! And you know what? That's OK, because I am actually getting things done and I'm so happy about it! Besides, the Martha challenges aren't even the most important part - the Mary challenges are great and just reading the book is so helpful (Thank you Sarah Mae!).
The best thing about this is that it doesn't matter how you go through it - just do it! Some people do well with a shorter term challenge and some people...*gets up to check on neighbors; decides more coffee is required to finish this post; starts making coffee*...now where was I?? Some people *ahem* need to take things at a slower pace. Take it fast or slow or start over or make a list of Martha challenges and do them in any order - whatever works for you. But most importantly, do read the book and work on the Mary Challenges. You won't regret it!
And bonus with the Martha challenges, I've been running across some good cleaning tips! I'll share some next week...*gets fresh cup of coffee; wonders if Kim would like knowing that I'm using coffee cup from FL; counts how many days of school are left for the kiddo (4 1/2!)*...aren't you amazed that I ever actually complete a task?? LOL!
Even Sarah Mae gives you permission to start fresh! And my friend Stephanie is tackling the 31 days her own way. Or be encouraged by Stacy, who has kept up with the reading but is plugging away at the challenges slowly. Each Friday, Christin has a link-up for your 31 Days to Clean posts. I encourage you to read those - you'll find that everybody is in a different stage - no pressure to be perfect or do it the same as anybody else!
So that's where I'm at! Can you believe I'm finishing out the post without getting sidetracked again? :)
Hugs to all! Be encouraged and do it whatever way works for you!
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