Maybe the best way to be creative is give yourself space and security.
Thanks, another chunk of wise writing. I think what you're identifying is here is part of a wider challenge which is that we need to be quite careful in our diagnosis of what a problem is before getting to solutions. A lot of therapists say that "the presenting problem is never the problem". I also identify with the value (some kind of) stability and routine in supporting creativity. It's way too easy in our culture to conflate creativity with stimulus, excitement, brightly coloured post-it notes, all kinds of "storming" that can actually crowd out the space and perhaps boredom that often leads to good ideas.
Financial stability is absolutely critical. I also think that even schedule stability can play a role. I know that you don't have to write every day in order to be a writer, but I find that, for me at least, when I write every (work) day, I generate a kind of momentum that is really hard to get when I write once a week or "whenever I can find the time". Some days I get in there and write a thousand words an hour, and some days I stare at the screen for an hour, but on those days I try to remember that if I keep showing up and apply bum to seat the muse will (eventually) arrive...
Absolutely right. From experience, I know you have to be stable and of reasonably sound mind to bear up under the demands of a professional artistic career.