As a writer, it is sometimes easy for me to forget that there are other things I like to do. Other skills I like to pursue.
Like crocheting, scrapbooking, drawing and painting.
I have never really walked away from drawing. As I've mentioned before, I will often draw pictures to go with my poetry submissions. But it's been a long time since I've had an art project in the works. That changed recently when a friend asked me to paint something for him as a gift for his wife. I agreed, somewhat reluctantly, because it had been so long since I had painted anything. But the project (painting flowers onto a set of watering cans) got me craving art again. And I am realizing how good it is to have more than one creative interest in my life.
So, my tip is this: Don't stop pursuing your other interests, even if they're just hobbies for fun. It's healthy to direct your creative energy in a fresh direction once in a while.