I know you're probably thinking, "Oh no, here comes the lecture about practicing." Don't worry, we're all grown-ups and I know you each take your own approach to practicing and that different people set different priorities for practicing. So, this isn't a lecture, this is an invitation, an invitation to enjoy practicing. So many of us, myself included, approach practicing as a chore rather than a musical experience. Remember the passion, that initial spark that drove you to sing in the first place and let that lead you to a new perspective, one in which practicing is play, experimentation and an opportunity to do what you love - SING! Be spontaneous! Of course, there are warm-ups and technical exercises but it's OK to trust your own intuition - do the ones that feel best to you on a particular day OR warm-up and then get to work on a song you love to sing. Be curious. Is there a song you've been wanting to try out? Do you wonder whether you can do that phrase in one breath now? Sing! Sing your heart out and enjoy the sensation of singing. Practice singing. Practice confidence. Practice joy.
It's a pet peeve of mine. The larynx is a key component in the production of your sound, you should know how to pronounce it properly.
I won't get into a detailed explanation of the larynx here, there are many other sites you can find that will do that for you if you are interested, like this super cool site HERE. What I believe is most important to know about the larynx (other than how to pronounce it)is that it houses, protects and is connected to the vocal folds. If it is tense, your vocal folds will be tense and therefore will not be able to operate freely and properly. For healthy vocal production the larynx should be relaxed, not creeping upward nor forced down. Learning to recognize and correct a tight larynx will help you solve many of your perceived vocal problems. Keep in mind that these are reflexive muscles. If you are tired, sick or emotional they will react in kind therefore allowing them to relax will require keen observation and intention.