Help me manage my multiple interests and hobbies, aside of my personal and professional life
February 7, 2011 4:17 AM Subscribe
How can I manage multiple personal interests without going crazy?
posted by Matrod to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (15 answers total) 63 users marked this as a favorite
I´m a 38 year-old male that has always been interested in many, many things. When I was younger, I had plenty of time to dedicate myself to all the stuff that crossed my path: sports, science, Go, language learning, reading, kites, music composition (I have a big collection of flutes and string instruments, as well as keyboards and DAWs).
Two years ago, I got married, last year started my own business and right now I find myself unable to do many of the things that I´ve been doing in the past. It´s not lack of time, since I´m self-employed and I work in the coaching business, so this means almost no traveling (like in my former jobs as an IT consultant), I don´t have kids nor debt to pay.
My main interests are learning Go, Music Composition, Learning Languages, writing, technology, keep my Coaching business going, and of course, being with my wife and cat. But somehow, I can´t fit all of these activities in my current lifestyle, unless I don´t sleep or something similar. I want to learn / practice a lot of things, but it seems that I don´t have enough time, and this is driving me crazy.
I tried putting small blocks of time everyday for certain activities: composing music for an hour, reading about foreign countries for 30 minutes, hearing music in japanese for 35 minutes, and so on, but I feel that I´m not accomplishing anything this way. I´m a GTDer, early riser, biker and meditator, by the way.
Any advice on this will be greatly appreciated.