I cleaned out my closet last week and as part of our 31 days to clean challenge. Our 31 Days to clean challenge is based on the ebook”31 Days to Clean” by Sarah Mae. Go here for more info on our challenge.
After purging and organizing, every time I go into my closet I smile! I just love the way it looks and I put a sign at the top that I used to have at my party studio that says “Good Girls Always Win”! Boy do I need that reminder when I head out for my day in the morning.
We are on day 25 of the challenge. The lesson for day 25 is all about the “High-Low” cycle. Y’all know how it goes, you start a new diet or you diligently clean and maintain for a couple of weeks and then, right back to messy-business-as-usual.
This is most definitely not the first time I have cleaned my closet. Since I had to clean it out AGAIN, you know that it was all kinds of krazee when I started. I have maintained it all this week but a couple of late nights and mad dash mornings could take me back to krazee closet land very quickly.
Success, my dear Divas, IS Fabulous it just isn’t forever. Right after success, we find ourselves going down into the slippery slope of despair. It is often said that we are either in a valley, coming out of a valley or on our way into a valley.
The ebb and flow, peak and valley-ness of life seems unchangeable. What is a Diva to do?
In the words of Walt Disney: Keep Moving Forward.
My translation: Don’t get so comfortable when things are going well that you stop striving and don’t completely fold when you fail.
I think the important thing is to not give up. Embrace “Imperfect Progress”—slow steps of change wrapped in grace. (Lisa Terkeurst)
Galatians 6:9 Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
After each day’s reading in our challenge, Sara Mae gives two challenges:
•The Mary Challenge -Something you do that encourages/engages your heart
•The Martha Challenge – Specific cleaning tasks
The Mary Challenge for day 25 –Pay attention to the days when you are most and least energized to clean. Look for patterns and then think of ways to better prepare for your low energy days.
The Martha Challenge—Home Office-Clean off and organized shelves. Shine and protect wood floors.