My (sinful/selfish/lazy) heart is really resisting budgeting my time in this way. It reminds me of the process of budgeting money. For a long time, my husband and I never really had a working budget (for our money). The same thing in me that resisted budgeting, is resisting this. It’s as if I think that if I give every dollar (or in this case, hour) a job to do, then there won’t be any money/time left for what I really want to do!
About 6 months ago, we found budgeting software that works with our lifestyle and made the commitment to do it, and I see now the freedom in having a plan!! It doesn’t mean you must always stick to the plan, and it doesn’t mean that you can’t include some “fun stuff” in the plan itself–but this way I know that the priorities in the budget (or in my day) are covered.
This is great. I’m ready to stop saying “I need to do more ____ and less ____,” and actually make a plan to do it!
Thanks for the help in this process!