We have all been in the position of being overwhelmed by all of the available resources when picking up the guitar. There are so many resources in fact that it is hard to decide where to turn to start learning, just prolonging the jam sessions. Just remember that all people learn differently so make sure you give all of the following options a chance because some may work for you, some may not. You just have to find the one that works the best for you.
Personally, I improve my playing the most when simply playing. Not set songs, no rules for beats per minute, no required scale, just me and any thought that comes to my mind. I love to just throw on a backing track and play and if anything I come up with happens to work out and sound good, I write it down as quick as I can before I forget it. Eventually you will have pages and pages filled with ingenious riffs that you can always go back to and play for some fun. I always love seeing