Making art begins with making hay while the sun shines. It begins with getting into the now and enjoying the day. It begins with giving yourself some small treats and breaks.
"This is extravagant but so is God" is a good attitude to take when treating your artist to small bribes and beauties. Remember, you are the cheapskate, not God. As you expect God to be more generous, God will be able to be more generous to you.
Because art is born in expansion, in a belief in sufficient supply. it is critical that we pamper ourselves for the sense of abundance it brings to us. What constitutes pampering? That will vary for each of us.