One thing that I do to help avoid feeling this way is setting strict boundaries for when I can do certain things. For example, I allow the first hour of my morning to be for getting things started in my house. This involves getting a load of clothes started, breakfast ready, and assigning task items to work on the day. Once that hour is up, it is time to get straight to work. When working, I schedule a 5-10 minute break every hour or two. During this quick break I allow myself time to grab a snack, switch over the laundry, or doing something quick that needs to be done. After that it is straight back to work until lunch time. During this time, I will get my lunch ready and do one or two quick chores around the house. Following lunch, I will do the same as in the morning, get back to work with a few scheduled breaks. This lasts until a set time (5 o’clock for me). After 5 it is no more work. Just time to finish up housework and get dinner started. Once dinner is over then the personal time begins.
By following a schedule as I described, I allow myself set times to accomplish everything for work and home as well as ensuring I get my much needed ‘me’ time.