Building and collecting ideas are important, but it's not production.
Active pre-production, is production.
Production, is production.
Post-production, is production.
Prolonged daydreaming, chit-chat, and research... although important, should not be confused for movie production.
Production is the actual making of the thing.
And you want to do this every single day.
Play and curiosity is essential for an artist. But play must be coupled with daily creation.
Discipline a large chunk of your waking life to movie production.