When defining a creative practice, you want to keep track of how much time it takes to complete you work. Don’t make any effort to manage that time. The human brain cannot create and judge at the same time. Once you start to think about how much time something should take, you are no longer able to create. Our goal here is not to judge but rather simply to know what amount of time has been given to each activity. In your time record include inspiration, preparation time, errands, research, communication. Also, be sure to record breaks in between work because rest is a part of work. If there are setbacks and you have to stop working on the project, record these as well. This will help to ensure that you understand what factors led to those setbacks so that you can prevent them in the future. In the future, by using this practice, you’ll be able to use this information to control inspiration, activities and time.