I have been thinking about doing things at the right time lately, and I may have discovered the reason my efforts to make a schedule for myself have failed. I "go back to fix." If for one reason or another, I haven't done something at its proper time, I try to rush and do it now, before the thing I ought to do now. This destroys the rhythm of the day, and makes me feel rushed and frustrated. The last couple days I made a decision that, if I discovered that I had missed something on my schedule, then I would go on with what I should be doing now and pick up the missed thing if I had some extra time later.
The schedule (since someone will ask) consists of the hours of the Divine Office, everyone's mealtimes (of which there are many), laundry, dishes, other necessary chores, exercise for me, naptime, and some time for the little ones to have Mama's undivided attention. I'm still tweaking things a little bit -- I'm trying to figure out when to feed Linus so that he's hungry enough to eat, but not crying for his next meal. The last couple days have been very peaceful, and seemed to fly by.
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