In my estimation, the best way to make innovation happen is to make time for it by making many other things in your life routine.
Put your keys in the same place when you get home each day. Charge your phone before you go to bed. Leave your wallet on your dresser. Set your weekly yoga schedule.
It is all about reducing the number of decisions you need to make. I was taught that making art is really making decisions. Making good decisions takes energy and focus.
I think we should save that energy and focus for the things that really matter.
Get into a routine. Your future self will thank you.