Practice - Why is it so hard to do it consistently??

Every new year I resolve to spend concentrated time to practice the harp. I bet you do too. I organize my music into exercises, reviewing new music, working on current music, and playing music from memory. I am so excited. Isn't that how you feel?

Then life happens. Work and family obligations take priority.  I have found a trick that works for me. When I come home from work, I turn on the light by my harp. As I pass through the living room, I am reminded of my beloved harp. I always sit down and play sometime before I retire. My husband knows my system, so the light is always calling me to sit at the harp. It works for me. 

What about you? How do you ensure that you practice every day?