I know the feeling! For about 10 months I was writing consistently every day, going to school, going to work. It was like I was unstoppable. Then last month (May), I did very few things. I finished the semester, post-finals, I think it was probably a combination of exhaustion and relief that everything’s over for now.
I fractured my arm, which was unfortunate. And I had ZERO motivation to write.
I spent some of that spare time reading, but I lost control over my sleep schedule and with my roommate would watch a movie starting at midnight every day (mainly horror films).
I realized that this was happening, so I stopped. And still, now every night I have to make the decision to say no to my roommate (he keeps wanting to watch movies).
Honestly, what has helped me the most is going to sleep early (10PM-11PM)(getting the app: Sleep Cycle), getting up early (6AM-7AM), getting the fuck out of my house the earliest I can and staying out of my house (either at a cafe, my College, or at the library) till 5–7 PM. The later, the better type of situation.
And that time 7AM-7PM is meant to be spent on productivity all the way. Doing everything productive (gym, reading, meditation, good and purposeful conversations, sports, quality time, etc.). You need your drinking time and chill time for sure. But I think at least 5x a week sticking to a sched like this actually may be very beneficial.
We’ll talk about it more during our Google Hangout! Too bad today didn’t work out. Soon enough! No rush.