Ha ha! You spoke about taking control of your day, 40 mins 'activity' then 20 mins proper resting through the day. This made me think about the quality of rest, and how i had been staying 'active' until i was a wreck and NEEDED to rest.
As soon as I tried your idea, i felt much more in control and positive. it made my days easier to get through and plan for-made the family more accepting too!