Schedules may seem taboo and make you feel boxed in but on the contrary they are quite freeing. I know that sounds impossible but it is true. For example, if you think of your homemaking like a job that you would actually go to, you would have a set time to show up, a set time for your lunch break and a set time you were off and free to go home. Consider that for your work at home. Give yourself a starting point and an ending point, otherwise you will always “be on the clock” so to speak.
A very simple schedule might go like this:
8am -Get up and eat breakfast
12pm -Eat lunch
4:30pm -Make dinner, eat and clean up
8pm -Off…free time. Yay!
That is very simple. You can add in some breaks or go even farther to add in specific times to do certain things. I personally try to get most of my cleaning out of the way first thing in the morning and take care of other tasks the rest of the day.
I don’t want to be “on the clock” constantly therefore I give myself a schedule. When I do that then I don’t feel guilty watching a movie at night or playing a game because I know that I have done my work and I am “off”.