Do you make time to be creative on a consistent basis? I hadn't realized how important it was to deliberately carve out time for creativity until I heard John Cleese - remember Monty Python? A Fish Called Wanda?... - describe what he considers important for encouraging creativity.
Here, to inspire you, are highlights: Business Innovation and Creativity Via John Cleese. Ever since watching him, I've been much more aware and protective on my creative oases.