Have Fun No Matter What
It is certainly important to have fun, no matter what you are playing. This means even if you are practicing boring rudiments, try and find a way to make it fun, as you certainly cannot escape practicing those. If you are not having fun when you are playing, then you will not learn and it will not motivate you to do that the next time.
So, play what you want to play, and practice what you want to practice! Drumming is supposed to be a way to express yourself in a good and positive way. So, make sure you are having a lot of fun. These tips are more like guidelines that every drummer should take into consideration while practicing.
You will notice when you start following this, you will get much more out of your practice sessions!