You have a good idea, and now you want to make it into a reality. But how do you find the time—and the perseverance—to actually do it? One of the most difficult parts of the creative process also seems like the most basic: setting aside time to create. In a world filled with endless distractions and anxiety-inducing demands, it can be hard to prioritize your projects over other activities. In spite of this, establishing a regular creative routine that fits with your day-to-day life is more than possible. When you’re not able to focus, or feel like you can’t stick it through to the end of a project, sometimes you just need a strategy for regaining momentum. With this in mind, the below interviews, guides, and wisdom offer tips and practical advice on carving out consistent time for your creative work.