Allow me to adjust my lense a bit and share the really good parts of needing to compartmentalize my life as much as I do. Because I must focus on whatever my schedule says it is time for – it means I don’t have to constantly make decisions about what I should be doing. The time of day dictates that for me. Easy! Also, I have become good at absorbing myself in the moment. When I am with my family – I am really with them – blocking the other stuff out of my head (except thoughts of vacations…I always have room for those thoughts). When it is time to study – that’s it – I can focus on my work….right up until the point that my eyes close and the book falls out of my hand. No, wait. That doesn’t happen 🙂 When it is time to chill and watch tv, I have no guilt about doing that. I move from one fun event or task or duty day by day, giving each item its allotted amount of time, and as much as possible, live in that particular moment. That really is a useful way to live, and allows me to appreciate the small moments. Now THAT is a real benefit.