I could share gems from the book I just recommended all day. But here's one pertinent to our current Covid world:
"...I hope to prove to you the importance of working ....at some creative thing that you care about. ...
"We have come to think that duty should come first. I disagree. Duty should be the by-product. ...The creative effort, the use of the imagination, should come first,--at least for some part of every day of your life. It is a wonderful blessing if you will use it. You will become happier, more enlightened, alive, impassioned, light-hearted, and generous to everyone else. Even your health will improve. Colds will disappear and all the other ailments of discouragement and boredom."
--Brenda Ueland 'If You Want to Write'
Art credit: Muteremben by Miklos Barabas
The Well-Educated Mother's Heart