I initially struggled to motivate myself but started keeping a Bullet Journal which (among other things) helped to make me accountable to my own goals.
I have a folder called Bass Challenge where I keep sheet music of songs I want to play properly but have never really cracked. Last night I was working on Master Blaster and New Born, both of which I have gigged at various times but only played messily.
I’ve also been working through the James Jamerson transcriptions in Standing in the Shadows of Motown. I have a Trello board for all these numbers and I am steadily moving songs through the categories Challenge > Familiar > Nearly there > Sorted.
On guitar I’ve spent time on my country playing and on Beatles and Bowie material, as well as the set of a band I am looking forward to playing with post-pandemic.
I’ve also been teaching myself keyboards with the aid of a Udemy course.
Then there are the six electronics projects I’ve completed, and daily Spanish using Duolingo.
Even so, there are days where I’m just too tired or can’t be bothered, and I no longer beat myself up about that.