So full disclosure ... this whole schedule thing - I'm really doing it.
Step 1 Underline any 'jobs' that have cropped up in the three-sides-of-a-page of morning free-writing. List these under a category along with anything unfinished yesterday:
Step 2 Prioritize. (This, my sister Lee once pointed out, is the Achille's heel of getting on top of your life.)
Step 3 Make up a schedule. (I haven't gotten up my nerve to tell my dear sister that both of my heels are Achilles heels, the second one being *a realistic sense* of how long things take.)
After 34 days, my husband is no longer annoyed with my obsession with this schedule- he's laughing out loud. I'm generally running behind by somewhere between two and a half and six hours by mid-afternoon and showing no signs of improvement. A Scarlet O'Hara attitude about the carry-over from day to day feels like denial but I don't know what else to do. Suggestions??