Put some time aside for creativity: This may seem like a very simplistic thing to say but can be difficult to infuse into your routine. You will find that the mundane can take over the creative process leaving very time for art. If you have a job that is flexible then you are lucky. But this may not always the case and you need to factor in your involvement in your job into the time schedule for art. Art and creativity comes easily to some people and they say that their work is always spontaneous. You are better off setting a schedule, so that you know that you are supposed to get started at a particular time. This means your mindset and even your body is attuned to the creative process and ideas and creativity starts to flow. It is almost like programming your mind and body to be creative. Over time this starts to become a natural part of you.
Learn to be more systematic: Ensure that whenever you want to start your artistic process, you have the necessary tools and supplies are at hand. This way you do not have to waste time trying to find things when an idea strikes you. Also make sure that once you have finished something you put it away so that you do not visit it again and start on the new one. Also have a clear view and idea of what you have completed a part of the work, this way you can start where you ended. Another thing to do is clean the materials that you have used and making sure that all tools are in working order. This is a mark of an artist who loves his art and appreciates the things that enable the creative process.
Make sure to stay on course: While achieving commercial success is the ultimate goal of every artist, you should never forget that you are an artist. This means that you need to focus and concentrate on the actual process of making the art so that you are happy with the work you produce and satisfied with the integrity of the process. Other factors may cloud your creativity and take away from the purity of the art that you are trying to create.