Some of us dive headfirst into our work when feeling stressed, and some of us dive headfirst into our beds, covering our heads and hoping the world will go away...sorry to say, the world will NOT go away!!! SOOOOooooooooooo...here's what I do to help myself claw out of a rut:
(you can do one or all from the list below, I guarantee AT LEAST ONE of them WILL work for you!)
1. Phone a Friend ~ or email, facebook, tweet, whatever...find one of your creative friends and tell them how awesome THEIR work is. (doing this makes you feel better by giving positive praise...and that WILL come back to you!)
make a nest for yourself in your favorite chair and do nothing but what you WANT to do...watch an old movie...listen to your favorite music...
...sometimes we need to be a little lost...how could we possibly find ourselves if we don't get occasionally lost??? chances are, the much-needed break will spark a fire in your creative soul :)
...check out the tutorials on YOU TUBE....you'll be amazed at what you can do , even though you never tried to do it!