There’s no mystery. We know what works. There are many methods to follow. But knowing is not doing. The default mode of action is always ready to jump in.
Find a method and stick to it. As time passes we naturally look for deviations. Some times the deviations will be an improvement — but most likely they will not. Notice how you feel when things are working and continue on that path.
Constant vigilance is needed and an unfortunate reality. For those of us who want to create, we are our own worst enemy. To create we must conquer ourselves. And if we cannot manage that, how can we expect to create anything worthwhile.