“Find an activity that lets you relax and turn your mind off.
Raise some chickens. Plant herbs on the windowsill. Start meditation. Go for a walk or a run or a swim or a climb a rock wall. Learn how to refinish furniture or knit or blow glass. Heck, do something totally pointless and relaxing: run a bath, stare into a crackling fire, cuddle up with your honeybun.
Do something that occupies your mind so that it doesn’t have any spare energy to fret.
While you’re at it, you’ll have the satisfaction of an activity you enjoy, something that has none of the weighty associations of keeping up your writing talent. You just learned how to stain a shelf – congratulations. You’re not worried about losing that skill forever tomorrow, are you?”
Such a good point. We don’t think we’ll lose all our other skills, so quit worrying about your writing abilities and just write.