Another thing that I have been working on is that "one minute here, five minutes there" mindset. In other words, take advantage of every second to work on your art (whatever it may be). Of course, this can be difficult when your toddler cries every time you open your sketch book (ahem). But it does really add up. The most important thing to help this along is to keep little projects scattered all over. I have some sewing by my bed, a sketchbook by the dining table (for those rare occasions), and inspirational books everywhere else.
One of my favorite parts was the author's definition of art. To paraphrase his words: any thought or action that is not spurred by the need for survival or the instinct to reproduce is art. That means the way you wash the dinner dishes can be artful. The way you hold your pen, the flip of your hair, the gesture of your hands can all be done artfully. Life is full of opportunities to make art happen. It seems a strange idea, but one I am very interested in. Some of the ways I practice art in my everyday life are the way I play with my son, the way I whistle when I have a tune stuck in my head, the songs I make up to amuse myself and my husband, the way I write my thoughts here. The opportunities are endless, and that's what I have to keep in mind. The picture below is my favorite page in the book and relates to this idea.