Tip #1: Nothing will get done unless you make room for it in your schedule. Do you use a Microsoft Outlook calendar or Google Calendar or a built-in calendar in your smartphone? If so, schedule your bass lessons / practice sessions on your calendar and treat them like any other important meeting or appointment such as a doctor's appointment. Be realistic and honest with yourself about your priorities and your available time. Honor your commitments to yourself. If you break your commitment, you are only hurting yourself. Take ownership and recognize that where you choose to spend your time is your choice, and you will be the one impacted by the results of those choices. So you have to first identify your priorities in life, then fill up your schedule with activities that align with and support your priorities.