Did you know that stress affects short-term memory? Knowing that now, it comes as no surprise to me that after juggling full time work @ my job & in my home, a nugget of inspiration left alone during the day becomes a ghost of a thought tickling my neurons by the time I am actually ready to sit with it & write. I've learned that I have to carry a journal with me always to capture those fleeting thoughts that circle my brain like a whirlwind. Yet this isn't enough. I need to pamper my creative self through drinking in flavors of books, art, cafe's, festivals, etc. and I need to take care of the physical shell as well (an area I'm sadly lacking!). Right now I'm thinking bubble baths and pedicures!
What do you do to nurture your writer within?