I usually throw my hands up in the air and swear like a truck-driver. Not very lady-like, I know, but it makes me feel better. That, and I complain to anyone who happens to be home at the time.
Please Monica, can we see a video if that happens?
I've broken my share of strings on such days. However, you're absolutely right about Scarlet, "Tomorrow is another day." This stems from a fable about a powerful Persian king who asks his council to have a ring made for him that will liven him up when he is unhappy, and vice versa when he is too happy or cocky, it will humble his senses down. After much deliberation, the wise men hand him a ring with the engraving "This too will pass." I think it has the intended effect. So, Teddy you might want to head over to the jewelers over the weekend...
Sometimes it is good just to strike out in a new direction for a little while. Try just playing around at the piano. Improvise -- play some chords or a melody and see where it leads you.
Scott, I do that a lot. But again, there are times that my musical GPS is off and that doesn't go anywhere either.
Much of music relies on spontaneity and free will. I don't force the issue when things are not going smoothly at the piano. Don't get stuck in the same mundane routine of leading a busy life. It is so vital to create spaces in life in terms of time and silence. These are the most creative periods to reflect upon. Ever notice how creative geniuses we become when we're lying down, just before going to sleep, and you feel like you want to write down something profound that comes into your head?... So, go out of your way to create that essential time and silence regardless of what may be going on.
In addition, I'll also do something totally different and seemingly unrelated: landscape photography, get outdoors for nature's inspiration, tennis, biking, take a Sunday drive with the top down, plan a weekend getaway to Cape Cod, sailing in Nantucket Sound, try something new every month - restaurant, event, hobby, meet people, or simply go out with your friends (the funny ones). When the weather is bad, sometimes watching a great movie, music video, or documentary indoors will inspire my musical muses again with renewed interest, It's like night and day. These activities might seem unrelated, but actually stimulating other parts of the brain, helps to stimulate the dormant musical part of the brain. And after I've been doing these activities for a while, I begin to get withdrawal symptoms and start hearing the music again... That's when I want to return home to my piano (don't tell your friends that though)...