Big mistake. By the time I got through reading all the posts squabbling over religion, gay rights, and some picture of 2 Orientals butchering a dead dog whose head they'd just cut off, I was definitely no longer in the mood. For anything. How many times has this happened to you?
After several hours of being in a weird mood, I decided on what actions I could take to make sure that didn't happen again. Here's what I did. I told myself that writing would be the first thing I concentrated on. My mail and all the social networks would simply have to wait until much later in the day. Once I did finally log back on, I began cleaning out my Follows. Love you guys, but I'm not on any social network to get into any pissing contest, or barroom brawl. If I really wanted to do that, I'd join a mess of political groups and go in with both barrels blazing. Nope, those days are over for me. There's too many pleasant things to talk about and wonder over without hating on anyone, or trying to drive my opinions down someone's throat. I just want to get back to lala land.
Having done all that, I wake up back in the mood again and I'm finally getting some writing done. My time online has also been more enjoyable, as well. It's not that I don't want to face the problems of the world, but there is a time and a place to tackle them. In the middle of writing a fiction book isn't one of them, not when I need positive creativity to be flowing.