Sometimes I think one of the best things I can do for myself is step away from the theater and immerse myself in other disciplines. Talking to a painter about their approach or even just how their day went, for example, or a multimedia artist, gives clarity into how others approach their work, and clues into how you can approach your work differently.
But the work is still work. Yesterday was a typical day when nothing major was achieved, instead small headway was gained. Even with all of the constraints of everyday life removed, even with inspiration and stimulation presented at every meal, during every casual conversation, art remains elusive. But even the small gain I made yesterday seems to have a purity to it that comes from truth. Most times, I just try to get something written down, thinking I'll come back and fix it while editing.