Ken, Your class is exceptionally timely for me, as I am working to become more creative in 2017! It's a great time to set goals, and to establish habits that will help us to achieve them. As a creative entrepreneur, I find that much of my time is spent planning and teaching classes. I love what I do, and I love sharing my process with others; however, I find that I need to be more pro-active in setting aside time to do the actual creating. In addition, I have family responsibilities -- as do most of us, and I must balance these with my creative time.
So, your point about getting up by 7:00 am, or earlier, is a good reminder for me. I am at my best in the morning, and there are fewer distractions then, so it makes sense to use this time to write and to "brainstorm" creative projects. Also, giving ourselves "permission" to use this time, to be inwardly attentive in order to activate the subconscious, is key, I believe. Thanks for a great class!