When i get away, i completely shut it down.
I love what i do; but i know that i need rest time in order for me to be creative and a director.
What are you passionate about? Are you ACTUALLY setting yourself up to ensure that you put the right time and proper energy into what you love to do?
When you spend time thinking...most times its done in 4 different areas (automatic mind 1st, sensory mind 2nd, creative mind 3rd and director's mind 4th...this is in higher order from one to another). One must spend time in and be knowledgeable of each.
Most spend it in automatic mind, run by the day to day, no awareness, no noticing, no ability to stop and "smell the roses".
If you truly want to get to the next level in whatever you do, you have to ensure you take time to learn in each area.
I'll give you a personal example so you can understand where I might spend some of that time right now in a day.
Automatic Mind - walking Red, eating breakfast, breathing
Sensory Mind - watching folks workout at OPT, analyzing movement, reading, researching
Creative Mind - writing programs, business strategy with Leighanne
Director Mind - think tanks with business strategists, discussions with exercise physiologists, naturopaths, osteopaths, executives, clients
I instruct everyone on a different path as we all have different lifestyles and paths; but when someone says that they have a "goal"; I have to ensure that they are spending the right time where they need to if they want to get to that "goal".
The path there, another discussion, but at least that will leave you with some awareness as to where you might want to be.