I've been particularly busy lately, by day I animate for mobile games and by night (and weekends) I illustrate children's books. This may not sound like much, but lately scheduling a 5 mile run, cooking a meal, and doing laundry has felt nearly impossible. What I noticed in the middle of this mayhem was I that I began to steal little bits of time here and there to work on something for myself. I would take breaks from drawing to… draw. Above is a piece done in those stolen minutes. Its not the best thing I've done, but animating without much thought, and really 'going for it,' is really liberating.
I think my next goal, after I finish some urgent projects, is to animate and draw without that nagging, judgmental voice. That and maybe take a vacation.