I work in the IT services industry and find it a bit of challenge to invest time to self learn some of the hot technologies/frameworks out there in the market and build my competency. Knowing that in an increasingly digital world,I'll soon become obsolete if I don't upgrade my skills in digital platforms(Front end frameworks, smartphone apps, Cloud Computing, Big Data and the likes...) gives me the jitters.
No matter what or how I try, I don't seem to get past the line, in staying focused. Either, I am swept away by workload tsunami or simply have far too many personal commitments.(I am married and a father of twin children). I know I am not lazy and realize that I have the will power. But I simply can't find a way which is very frustrating.
So how do I motivate myself to develop additional skills/build my competence while doing justice to my personal and professional lives?
Awaiting responses that could potentially save me from obsolescence.
P.S: I found this stack exchange site really useful after going through some of the questions and answers. This is my first post here and I have searched multiple times before posting this question but I didn't find any relevant results. Please feel free to mark this as duplicate if need be and point me to a right source. Thanks