A post from the Brooklyn to Mars blog.
Build yourself a recovery routine. As artists, we can find ourselves being sucked into the void without a way out. This is why so many have succumbed to the drink or worse. We need to tether a line to the rock of reality before we dive into what we love most about this world — because you really can get lost in there if you’re not careful. So build a recovery routine. Sex, yoga, meditation, walking your dog, playing with your kids — these are all things that can bring us back to the real world and help us build energy for the next dive. Without a routine for re-energizing, our attempts at greatness will be remembered as follies of the unequipped. This scene is a marathon my friends — don’t kid yourself with sprinter shoes.
This is very similar to a list of practices Jack Kornfield gives for a student who overdosed on meditation (28 hours of seated meditation without moving). Interesting.