I got literally possessed by the book Daily Painting by Carol Marine. I read a few pages and off I was preparing some surfaces with watercolor paper and ground for pastels. The idea is to have paper available quickly that can be cut in sizes 5x7 or 6x6 or any other small size and use them to make some sort of art every day.
Every day is a lot of commitment. But even twice a week will do.
Lots of research and work to do. Finding subjects is a big one. If you dont have good subjects to paint from motivation goes away at the speed of light.