The big question is this: After you determine where you want all of your "envelopes of time" to go, how are you going to make that happen? What changes are you going to make?
The other thing that keeps jumping out at me while reading this series, is the fact that we're talking about creating routines, NOT strict schedules.
Homemaking is an art, not a science. No two homemakers will do the same thing or have the exact same priorities or routines.
I'm a visual learner. I'm tempted to put all of my time literally down on paper and into envelopes. What do I hope to accomplish by doing this? Get my priorities in order.
I realized that I need to spend more time "working my home" and less time on other things. When I "work" my home, several things happen:
- Our home is less chaotic
- I save money
- I personally have more time to spend with my family, instead of doing things for my family
- Less stress for everyone - meals are planned, the basketball uniform is washed, time has been spent proactively working on the science fair project