I found this article this morning: Get a Hobby (I shortened the title a bit). But go read it. It’s short and to the point.
As writing artists (I say that reservedly in my case *grin*), we sit and stare at computer screens and scribble in little notebooks, putting out story after story. But it’s good to get input once in a while. Something that’s not about writing or publishing or submitting or a story at all. Just life.
I go out and do yardwork. Or paint. Or read (just to read, not to analyze or to dissect or any of that). Or watch a movie. Or play a game with my kids. Because what are we writing, if not life? And life isn’t in a notebook or a computer screen. It’s all around us.