This past year I discovered several new-to-me artists. I also used my standing desk more often than not.You put the two elements together and voila - happy writer. Or productive writer.But if one of those elements is missing, I struggle to put words on the page.
I let a lot of stuff get in my own way. My responsibilities and obligations are more than some people's and less than others. It was more a matter of putting it all first. Now my stuff is a priority as well. (You'll get the hang of it, Susan, I slowly am)
Music is a distraction for some but it motivates me. Right now, I'm listening to Hozier while typing at my standing desk. I'm further into the current scene than I have been in weeks. Partly because I remembered to just let the story out instead of worrying about how it all fits together. But also because I can lose myself in the music. It keeps one part of my brain busy while another part creates.
May you find the things in life that bring you pleasure. There's always something that will block that if you allow it but it's okay to put yourself and your needs first once in a while. Crank up the music and dance or turn it on low and let it mellow you out. Whatever suits your current mood and need.
Happy New Year, Friends!