With this knowledge I've decided to pare back what I do to the absolute essentials, leaving gaps for the other things. I wondered if this would make my life less frantic and ultimately more productive. But there's a rub. Yesterday I decided to put this technique to the test but after feeding me and Lou, childcare, a bit of household stuff, work, putting diesel in the car and paperwork there was no time left. Not a sausage, not even a small cocktail one on a stick.
I'll continue my time and motion over the next week. Today looks fractionally better. At least I've had time for a morning cuppa and to blog. Yesterday I'd scheduled ahead and didn't even do that. If this is a consistent pattern then life needs even more of a radical rethink than I thought. I'll keep you posted!