I'm a big fan of this blog post about how to make time for creative projects. Even if you're not an artist or designer, these are still useful tips for how to make time for your "passion projects."
Here's a tip that I found helpful: "Walk away from a project, come back, and make revisions."
Looking at a project with new eyes is a great idea, and it's definitely something I need to do more at the office, not just with my creative projects. Getting up from my desk, grabbing a cup of coffee, and taking a mental break is usually really fruitful for me and the work I'm tackling at the moment. And yet, I usually forget to simply take some time to free my mind and walk around for a few minutes.
Goal for the Fall: take more strategic breaks at work, and leave some room for creativity to manifest!