The article 11 Tips to surviving a day job with your creativity intact by Jori Lynn Keyser is wonderful. If you’re in creative work, go read it right now!
Whenever I discover a list like this, I print it out and hang it on my wall for a week, re-reading it every day for inspiration. The tips are great and there’s a lot of good quotes, but here’s my favorite:
As artists our media may appear to be stone or words or movement or music, but as creative souls our medium is energy. You cannot use energy creatively if you stop it from flowing; you won?t have any material to work with. Be its friend, invite it in, learn to dance.