Writers need self-care (of course), but we look for different forms of pampering. We need to relax without losing the creative edge of our brains. And musicals are the perfect way to do so! Especially because they delight and engage all of our senses at once.
One of the biggest struggles people face is getting enough rest. Without enough time in deep and REM sleep, you end up lethargic and exhausted day after day. And if you're sleep hygiene's out of control, those blissful hours or dreaming will continue to elude you.
Everyone's learned to cope with a "new normal." But, as it turns out, when you get smacked with changes to that normal, it can throw you off-stride. So much that it starts to eat away at your mental state (who knew?). Then, when you're hit with a recovery period, your body tends to rebel against you. It's not a fun process.
Everyone pulled all-nighters when they were younger. Writers often attempt to do the same. When inspiration strikes, you lose track of time. But sleep's valuable - and wasting it comes with a price.