“30 me mins” – finding time to progress your non-paying goals

Like most people, I have varied interests, and have been lacking the initiative to progress with any of them. Specifically, I want to improve my foreign language skills (German), drumming and begin my next novel. My 2 biggest concerns are lack of motivation, and being able to still give some time to my husband everyday.


As those in the work force know, having a full time job can feel just like that: full time.  After work, errands, chores, family & other commitments, it’s sometimes hard to find the energy for hobbies that don’t pay the bills. Yet it can be those very hobbies that enrich our lives!


To give myself motivation, and to respect the time for my husband, I decided I would try something I call “30 me minutes” – dedicating a short amount of time to these 3 goals. Every week day I will dedicate 30 minutes as follows:


– 10 mins language (German)
– 10 mins drums
– 10 mins writing


The order may change and the exact time may vary. The point is this will allow me to form a healthy habit. And at ten short minutes each, it’s not a daunting task to accomplish every day.


But yet, I’m still skeptical I will be able to keep to this. Will I really have 30 minutes to focus on these things every work day? Well, It’s worth a try! I will record my thoughts each day, and we will see if this truly helps me progress in my hobbies, or if it motivates me right back to lying on the couch, watching Facebook cat videos!