Listening to upbeat techno, setting up the strobe lights. Ambience. Going to the gym and watching the ladies and gents working out. Ambiance. Stuffy old library filled with dusty old tomes, whispering patrons and that tight lipped librarian glaring in the corner. Ambiance.
I have a bestie that is at her wits end, stressed beyond anything with finances, a brand new colicky baby, building a house, a stressed-out work-o-holic hubby, a nit-picky always critical live in MIL, not having a place to call her own . . she's going through hell. She's being put through every ringer created.
We've all been there at some point in our life, looking at the trials we're faced with and going "WTF!" I'm not going to spout declarations that changing the ambiance in your home / l will change your life, but it can certainly help. And it can help with your writing. Taking a breath and setting things straight, listening to music and creating the mood may be just what you need to take steps toward writing and living happiness.