Shawn Blanc:

As you seek to build a creative habit, it is professional-grade to be intentional with that time. You do this by (1) planning ahead; (2) scheduling yourself time to work; and (3) removing as many distractions as possible. This is literally what any top performer does.

I said to patreon last week that I haven’t been “paying” myself first in that I wasn’t working on my own stuff before I worked on client stuff. That has been changing this week, except my wonderful children keep getting up early and interrupting my writing time.

Also, take a look at Shawn’s later statement about being intentional about what you consume.

What fills you up and what drains you? What helps you be a better father and parent and worker and what distracts you from those priorities? Only stick with consumption of those things that help you be better.