Today's Activity Breakdown
I use a mixture of repetitive exercises and "music first" technical practice. As I practise I'll notice when there's technical issues and I'll zero in with some kind of repetitive exercise to ingrain some technique and then I'll zoom out again to "music first" practicing, trying to get the musical content sorted and allowing intuition to integrate new techniques organically into my musical language.
Here's an example of a technical issue I found today while trying to play Confirmation.
I zeroed in on one section and came up with the best way to integrate my right hand technique. By sticking to a specific pattern I ironed out the issue and then zoomed back and allowed it to become intuitive. In that way you can embody new 'words' into your language.