My sister Angelica has been writing a lot over at YogiPianist about practicing, creativity, and entering “flow.” I just wrote a guest post for her on “The Art of Practice.”

It has me thinking, though, that figuring out how to practice best is a very experiential task. It takes testing to see how one works best. I don’t think I have really settled on when I write best, with the exception of having to write for the pressure of a deadline, but that’s often stressful and sometimes not conducive to work I’m proud of either.

I’m curious about your experiences with practice and when you do work best. What patterns have you noticed?