Perhaps you’ve seen a grainy version of this chart in other places, like in school. Maslow’s hierarchy of needs states that people require certain things and we must fulfill our needs in one part of the pyramid to work our way up to the top to achieve self actualization.
“What does this have to do with writing?” you ask?
Well I think a similar this applies to writing. If you don’t have the emotional energy to write, you made to fulfill some of your basic needs first. Check this out for all the info.