Have you read The One Thing? It's a great business book with a simple premise: focus on one thing. One thing that will make everything else easier or make the things you don't want to do go away. It's figuring out which domino needs to fall first in order to set yourself up for success.
When I start my day by drawing, I gain a small victory for myself. It's fun and I feel good. The drawing doesn't have to be a portfolio piece, it just has to happen.
My dad sent me this podcast interview with one of the authors, Jay Papasan. If you're not sure about diving into the book just yet, give this a listen. I listened to it twice in a row. It's so simple. Now let's go do the thing.