Finally, I have found some time again to provide a new set of replies to the other replies that I previously wasn’t able to provide with a answer.
@SdAufKla First I want to thank you again for providing me with another great quality reply to my topic, I really appreciate that.
It’s indeed good to read that I’m not the only one who is struggling with finding enough free time to spare on my scale modeling hobby practices.
In my case, it is also true that there were periods I couldn’t do anything with my scale modeling hobby since I had other things to do as well.
And what you are telling about competing hobby’s, is also true in my case. I’m having a lot of reading to do, since I have a large collection of history magazines waiting to be read again. Some of them I didn’t even read before. Or I just only read one time in all those years I got them. There are a large amounts of special with them about the Second World War, since I’m finding that an interesting topic to read. But I’m also having a lot of other topics I want to read about again. Such as the Ancient Egyptians, Romans and Greeks. But I’m also wanting to read about more modern topics, such as time management and online privacy. Since I’m seeming to struggle with those two topics as well.
I’m also wanting to start pickup my chess playing again, after all those years I did only computer gaming. With which I wasn’t happy at all after some years time. And I got rid of all those things. And chess will be probably take up a lot of my free time as well. As I’m mostly having to start from scratch, since a lot of my previous knowledge is missing, or parts of it missing. So I need to get that back.
So there are a lot of things competing for my free time.
What you are saying about the motivation, most of the time I’m really high motivated for a specific topic to model about. But after some time it drops drastically, to almost the point I want to leave it and don’t return to it again. So I sometime have to push myself really to the end to not get a lot of unfinished work piling up. As this will give a mess for me that I can’t oversee things anymore.
I’m totally agreeing about the part that you are saying a lot depends on the motivation level. I most of the time get so much more done when I’m highly motivated. It also helps to be peaceful inside me. Like a peaceful mind and body. Get good amounts of sleep and wake up fresh the next day.
I’m really interested about your suggestion to plan in advance. To look into the future, how do I want to let my ideal scale modeling room look? What things do I want. At this stage, I can’t change much for myself as I’m still living in my parents house. And there isn’t probably any change that I’m leaving the house anytime soon. So I’m restricted to the rules and agreements that are applying in the house. I’m certainly dreaming of how my perfect place where I make my own rules would look like. And one thing for sure is that I’m wanting to install airconditioning. As extreme heat will only be more happening in the future, according to weeronline.nl it isn’t a bad decission to buy and install AC. I’m seeing it more and more as an necessity, otherwise there will be some day I can’t take that heat anymore. Not to mention my day to day life including my plannings for that day.
Currently, I’m not having a ‘routine’ for scale modeling. I’m now just trying to spend my days with whatever time I’m having availlable. And squeeze in everything I can whatever I have time for. For example, do I have 10 minutes between something? Then I read a page of my magazine for example. Breaks on my work? I can do some things with my phone or tablet. I’m trying to formalize frequently occuring procedures with my scale modeling by working things out on my tablet using WPS Office app. And then printing them out. Using them as the standard and regular procedure. But also that project is halted, since I’m not having enough time to do that recently. Also, when I’m planning to those things. I seem to have some mental blockade, and I just can’t think enough for that to realy work things out that I’m satisfied. So I have to do it sometime when I have inspiration and I’m motivated, otherwise It wouldn’t work.
Indeed, we all have to make sacrifices and choices in our life. Some of them are easier then others. And most of time, when things aren’t exactly how I want them to be. I think, ‘That’s life’.
Last but not least, thanks for your advices and tips. Sometimes, I’am thinking that I want to give up on particular things to make more time and room for other things I want to do. But my experience is that doesn’t work either. Because you want to do those things later again eventually. I will not give up anymore on the things I like to do, just because of scarcity of time. And I will just accept that I just not always have time for all the things I want to do. And that there will be longer periods of time that will be between the different hobby’s I have.
Thanks for replying,