Here's the number 3 on the list: Buy something inexpensive as a symbol for your need to create, (new pen, a tea cup, journal). Use it everyday.
This is a new sketchbook that I bought couples days ago. It's been a long time since I wrote a journal physically. I do that on my blog, lately.
It's kinda exciting to do this. Even bought a new journal book made me excited. I just hope I can fill my journal until the last page :D.