But writing is not the only thing I enjoy doing. I have hobbies *shocked gasp*. And when I feel I have no more creativity within me, I'll turn to digital scrapbooking. After a couple days of scrapbooking, I find myself rejuvenated to continue with my WIP.
I think it's important to take time for your hobbies. You might end up incorporating them into your novel (so don't feel guilty). And you might end up trying new hobbies because of your characters.
But even if you don't ever use them in your book- it's still important to flex those creative skills in a different way, and let your WIP simmer.
What hobbies do you enjoy? How has it affected your writing?