Here is a post by Lain Ehmann, an EzineArticles.com Expert Author, about making time for scrapbooking. I don't scrapbook (I just save everything in boxes), anyway -- you could substitute the word scrapbooking for almost anything -- sewing, exercise, cleaning (hah!).
She has some other good articles -- take a look at the one on conquering clutter by asking yourself four questions:
Is it unique?
Do I have a project in mind?
Is it easy to store?
What's the worst that would happen if I threw this away?