Prioritize creation over consumption
The single most helpful trick for my creative output (especially recently) is this:
Prioritize creation over consumption.
There are so many urgent notifications right now asking for our attention; it is all too easy to fall into the trap of constant media consumption. It could be social media, doomscrolling, news, or even educational content. (I love getting lost in music education YouTube rabbit holes.) However, the force of consumption is so great, I find it helpful to re-prioritize creation. That feeds my soul.