1. What matters more to you than anything else in the world? What do you feel passionately about? What do you love?
Paint it, draw it, write it, photograph it.
2. When was the last time you felt joy while you were painting? (or whatever else you do that's creative) Try and figure out what made you feel like that and do it again.
When I paint what I love, what matters to me I feel joy. When I paint colors and light that are exciting I feel joy. I want to feel joy when I create. That's kind of the whole point right? I think asking yourself those two questions will bring you more happiness while you're working. It's not all about the end result right? Right :)
So next time you start to feel like this with your work:
Ask yourself those two questions and see if they help you feel more like this:
Or, you could just go and get a big stick. Worked for him anyway. :)