Don't confine your writing. Be Brave. Try new perspectives, let the characters be revealed from many angles. The plot may move the story along, but it's the characters that keep the reader turning pages.
I can face the wall of resistance. I will write on the wall of resistance!
Always mark up your outline headings using Dark - Thick - Marker for your major ideas. If like me, you use a program like Scrivener to write the outline, then use Big - Thick - Fonts) it works!
We all need to find the balance to keep optimistic and productive, and sometimes that means turning down the noise.
Wishing everyone peace during this holiday time . . . Safe travels, warm homes with welcoming family, and cozy company. Even if you are alone, may you find peace of mind and be filled with love in your heart. Love is the reason for the season. Merry Christmas!