I find exploring different techniques really helps. Look at tutorials, magazines anything and everything. I even have a book of interior design stuff, do i do interior design? nup xD but the different fabrics/textures interests me ANNND the colour pallet haha Do you have a graphic tablet? Try holding the pen different, than you do a normal writing pen. I'm also starting out with acrylic paints so that will be fun ^^ but then again im going into the artworld now on a more serious level as in what was a hobby i'm trying to shape into a career.
What really helps me is not 'thinking' too much about drawing.. rather just do it. Annnnd i hold my tablet pen at about halfway lol, that gets you moving freely x]