I'm glad you found this place! I have found it to be very helpful to share and to read what others have shared and share again.
So sorry that you have fibro. This is a safe, supportive place to be.
I know what you are talking about when you say you've lost your motivation for art. I create things from fabric and for a long time, I didn't want anything to do with it even though I knew it was an activity that usually makes me feel happy. I think that's called depression.
I used to fight depression. I had everything and everything was practically perfect. Why was I depressed? I believe there is a theory that physically/ neurologically links depression to fibromyalgia.
Anyway, I try not to fight it now. It is a part of me and I have to acknowledge it exists before I can let it go. So I play some word games on my phone and if I'm tired I will just fall asleep. I don't worry so much about what time I wake up. I figure I'll take what sleep I can get and hope that it is restorative. Sometimes I just need to relax. I'm so on edge but unconsciously so. I can remember waking up many, many times in the middle of the night and realizing that I was holding my head up off the pillow. What? That was when I was still working in the school district.
So, back on track...To get out of a funk,
* I take naps
* Drink water
* Take long hot showers (which I am now going to try putting lavender Epsom's salts and Clary Sage oil into the tub and shower while the tub
fills up a bit)
* Think about the fabrics, paints, colored pencils, stencils, etc that I like to use
* Listen to music that makes you feel good and or inspired
* Sing out loud
* Think about the art you would like to create
* Do something nice for someone (even a text message or phone call is good)
* Take your medicine!
* Drink more water
* Set a calming atmosphere
* Light a candle
* Ease your way back to your art
* Why do you like art?
* What does your art do for you?
* Clean your art room
* Last ditch effort - hold a pencil between your teeth for 2 minutes (This exercise is supposed to activate certain muscles that you use for smiling
and in so doing, your body releases endorphins.