i'm fully aware of how ridiculous the following statement is: without a schedule where i wake up, go to work, come home, and complain about how little time i have to work on my art, i've felt a little lost. so i started writing my morning pages.
each morning, i pour coffee and write three pages. these pages reflect on the previous day's work (or lack of). i try to critique myself. what was successful. what wasn't. why? i put together a to-do list: research so-and-so, finish that, start this, etc. and i hold myself to these morning pages. each and every day.
it's really helped.