National Novel Writing Month (or NaNoWriMo), which occurs in November. And each November I get little to nothing written. In part, it's because November is a busy time and I did a lot of writing in November 2015, just not on my novel. Instead, I worked on four grant proposals submitted in December, including one that I wrote primarily in my "free" time. November was also difficult this last year for other reasons, another reason for neglecting novel ideas. But that's okay, because there are 11 other months in the year that can be spent writing!
2. Stop stressing over things I can't change and do something to change the things I can - This sounds suspiciously like the Serenity Prayer. I prefer this one: