I’d be curious to know about your daily or weekly schedules regarding music. How much do you work, which time of the day? Do you have days where you are more productive or is it well distributed?
For me, I’m working a full day time time job, so making music is limited to either morning or evening. I used to compose after work in the late evening till midnight, but changed it a couple of weeks ago to early morning. I get up between 5 and 6am and have around 2 hours of productive time. Being half asleep actually helps in finding ideas (alpha waves? ), and as in the late evening, nobody is distracting me. Evening is only for anything business related, like answering emails and such.
I noticed recently, that getting up early has a higher risk of sleep deprivation, though, then when working till midnight. I try to work every day a consistent amount of time and it has proven quite productive over the last 1-2 years.
Looking forward to your input!