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Discussion on: Do you have any energy and time for your personal goals after a full day of work at your job?

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As a new parent this is something that has been on my mind a lot lately. My wife and I both have career goals that we are working towards and each of us have things we need to learn to get to them. We have made sure to communicate our needs to each other for when we are looking to work on those things.
But, sometimes after a long day I just want to sit on the couch and watch TV. Working on things that will take the brain power of learning feels daunting sometimes because I spent the whole day working. I combat this by reminding myself I don't have to study / work for hours at a time to make progress. Even just sitting down for 15-20 minutes can be enough to get something done that gets me closer to my personal goals. Progress is incremental and sometimes those increments are small and that's okay. I'm still working towards my goals and that motivates me to keep going.