I am a typical working mom (I actually have great hours 6-1) and I am too busy to spend any personal time sewing although I teach sewing all day long. I have found that I can slowly make something wonderful 15 MINUTES AT A TIME!
I sometimes don't have that much time to spare but any tiny amount helps and is great therapy.
We can all squeeze in a few wonderful minutes of sewing and I have found that it is even more enjoyable when making something complex since I am breaking it down into manageable parts. I am so thrilled to be sewing at all so I don't mind putting in that dreaded zipper since that's all I have time to do or I can break it down into two sessions.
I tend to think in sections instead of being overwhelmed by a big projects. I am almost finished making a rather complicated, time consuming bag with lots of pockets/zippers/piping. It was a joy to put together because I broke it down into manageable parts...