Don't let resistance keep you from practicing your art, and much more important honing in on your craft. Practicing with friends and hanging out, all sorts of things can in the end be a block to truly getting the work done in bettering yourself.
Please read The War of Art by Steven Pressfield, and also The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron. DO THE WORK. DON'T GIVE IN TO RESISTANCE. GET IT DONE! When you feel those deadly urges to resist practicing and working on craft, DON'T!
THIS CHAPTER FROM ARTIST'S WAY HELPED ME TREMENDOUSLY.
Artist’s Way, Chapter 11, The Zen of Sports: “Creativity requires action, and part of that action must be physical.” “Exercise teaches the rewards of process. It teaches the sense of satisfaction over small tasks well done…we learn to move through the difficulty.” (Pg. 185 & 187)
***No dream comes true until you wake up and go to work. Anonymous