#1
..Practice!

Sorry to always write about this subject, but atleast im not jabbering about the modes (heh!)

So, I always hear that people say you should make a practice routine to stick with each day to make the best progress, but in this video he says JUST PLAY: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZ3IxYQpxpk (Rob Chappers)

I have also read this in many other places, that you should "just play" instead of routines.

What is really the best way to go?

1. Have a organized practice routine with stuff i want to improve on, and play a little.
2. Just play much and skip the routine totally! Songs, improvising and such.

Or how do you practice?

Thank you very much for answering!
#4
You should be doing both, in my opinion.

Some things you need to focus on to improve - focus on them when you want to improve on them. Practice doesn't necessarily mean doing reps of exercises, if I sit down and jam and focus on certain aspects, that's practice too.

As you mature as a player you get a better idea of what you should be doing with your time, sometimes it's practice, sometimes it's playing.