I’m slightly embarassed to admit this, but I’m going to take some advice from Jerry Seinfeld though I was never a big fan of the show. Apparently he told a young comic the secret of his success of how to get really, really good at one’s dream, in his case, writing comedy.
He told me to get a big wall calendar that has a whole year on one
page and hang it on a prominent wall. The next step was to get a big
red magic marker.
He said for each day that I do my task of writing, I get to put a
big red X over that day. "After a few days you’ll have a chain. Just
keep at it and the chain will grow longer every day. You’ll like seeing
that chain, especially when you get a few weeks under your belt. Your
only job next is to not break the chain."
It’s a good technique, and when applied to my love of poker, easy to implement since I can play online daily even when I can’t get to a live casino.