During busy periods of my life, I’ve found that the first task of creativity is carving out time and resources so that I can work on a project. Then it becomes: do stuff and probably suck at it. I may not get any better, but it’s the only way I give myself a chance at becoming something great. And the alternative to NOT doing stuff is constantly inventing excuses which explain why I never took a chance.
In my opinion, that’s a waste of creativity; I’d rather invent products than excuses.