Yes, Fly Lady is about routine, its about 'do it now', its about using your timer, and about making daily routines and plans. Sometimes we forget that these are supposed to be OUR OWN routines and plans...and the perfectionism of following the Fly Lady system to the letter is what makes the Sad come out in some of us. If you are feeling hung up on something or overwhelmed by one small part of the guide, maybe it's time to take a good look at it and figure out what about it is holding you back (just don't over-analyze ..). It wasn't designed to be perfect, it was designed to grow and evolve with each person who takes up the Fly Lady Challenge. My home has gone from a Mess 90% of the time, to Mess 50% of the time. I have made the schedule mine so it works for my family and helps involve them so i don't feel so alone. I have taken steps to eradicate clutter by eliminating surfaces i can just drop stuff off at. I couldn't have done it with a smile if i had never found Fly Lady.
I urge you all, if you are reading this, to get up. Forget about 'fire drills and hot spots' for one moment, forget about Morning Routine and how much of it you haven't 'finished' (especially if it's taking you more than 15-20 minutes to do). Take a moment to just breathe, and stretch, maybe grab some water. You can re-claim your home, and make it yours again, one small step at a time.