I'm striving to better my music composition skills, but I'd also like to improve my piano skills since I like it and I think I am not a very good practical musician. The problem is, though, that I can't find the time to practice everything I want. As a composer, I have to improve my "craftsmanship" skills (counterpoint, part writing, score analysis, harmony etc.) but I also have to compose to improve.
I'm doing a 9-5 job to support myself, and have around 3 hours of intensive practice time in the evenings. How would you guys divide your practice/composition time between all the areas to get the best results, when the goal is to become a better composer and all-around musician? Should I just ditch all instrument practice and concentrate 100% on composing?