I found this article at zen habits that is very appealing. Go there to read the whole thing, but here is the short list.
Do one think at a time.
Do it slowly and deliberately.
Do it completely. (This is not a fly lady essential. I think this must be one of the reasons I can't follow that program. Who wants to stop making the bed when the timer rings if the pillow cases aren't on?)
Put space between things (I don't think this means evertime I finish a chore I get to play a round of scramble. Because we all know that you can't play JUST ONE!)
Designate time for certain things.
Devote time to sitting.
Smile and serve others.
Make cleaning and cooking become meditation.
Think about what is necessary.
Wow. Pretty common sense stuff, huh? Sounds like a Jesus way to live, too.
I think I will try to post about each essential as I'm working on it.
I sort of feel like I have to get everything in order before I can begin my more zen-like but I just read a C.S. Lewis quote through the bunny trail of blogs that says something to the effect that successful people are those who seek knowledge while conditions are still unfavorable. Favorable conditions never come. (Go to pink sneakers for the full quote).
Anyone out there have this under control? I'm wondering what your life looks like.