Keeping motivation constant with max time split
I feel a bit unmotivated and down. Why? Because my spare working time ist split into smallest pieces and is even not predictable. Mostly I have to work, when my two little children are in bed, that's also the moment where I am mentally totally exhausted. Then I often make some recreation, watching tv or talking with my wife. And then, when I am regenerated enough, I start working, let's say from 22:00 PM to 02:00 AM. I have to get up at 6:30 AM. Most often my sleep is interrupted one or two times, because my youngest one wakes up. After a few weeks I am totally exhausted, and am not able to work for several days, trying to regenerate a little by getting to bed earlier.
Yeah, I'm a houseman, we (my wife and me) thought it would be possible to work spare time on my indie business, but with our second child it's nearly impossible.
Unfortunately my wife has a exhausting job too, so she is only able to take the kids on saturday, so I can work more in one piece. But working on saturdays only is not so easy. I loose time getting into my project again, finding out where I left and so on.
Now what I am interested in, is whether someone else is in a comparable situation (concerning ultra splitted working time, not the houseman situation) and has found a way to keep on track and motivated. I find it so difficult to stay on focus, when even the smallest tasks take so long to finish. My mind continues working, even though I cannot work on my computer. I have new ideas and so on and already have a big list of todo's that would fill me up for a minimum of a year or more. But once the evening arrived I am so dreadfully mentally tired that I don't want to think or move or do anything else.
I never had this, when I was working spare time on a 'normal' job and spending the rest for my indie work. But now....
So any suggestions besides giving it up for the next two years (kindergarten )?
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