I just left me writing goals up in the air for about a year, so I know a little bit about burnout.
There are several distractions I turn to when I need a break from the writerly world. Each of them are season-oriented.
Right now, my distractions are here:
I'm a junkie. Seriously.
It's not just Cornhusker football either. To other college football fans it might seem odd, but I've been known to cheer my butt off for the Oklahoma Sooners and whoever is beating Kansas State and Missouri. (Sorry Purple Kitty and Tiger fans.)
I'm not sure if watching college football rejuvenates or drains my creative juices. It certainly forces me to take a break from the writing process, which sometimes writers don't allow themselves enough time to do.
In the winter, I can usually be found on one of these:
I love it.
(Whatever you gotta tell yourself, right?)
In all honesty, hooking up with some good tunes and getting back on a hardcore exercise program has probably done more to get my creative juices flowing than anything else. The first seven minutes is the hardest, but by the time I'm 20 minutes into a 60-minute elliptical run, I'm so immersed in a make believe world that I forget how much I hate exercise. (I mean I love exercise.)
So that's about it for me.