Busyness feels not great for creative practice. Most forms of creative output really do take time: to write something down, to fully explore an idea, to make anything.
Daniel recently got hooked on speed chess- three minute games. This is a good metaphor for how to deal with creative practice when you are too busy with life. Maybe a long chess game isn’t possible. But you can still test and improve skills in a short one. Everyone has three minutes.
(This is also why I’m finding snapchat so fascinating: it encourages creative expression and publishing on-the-go, while the standards for “polish” are very low. Friend me @brookthere )