If you’re like me (God help you) you feel like you need to earn your spot on earth through work. This has an upside – you’re very disciplined, you get a lot done. It also has a pretty serious downside – it’s very difficult to truly relax.
When you’re an artist, however, the ability to “relax” plays a very important part of your work. This makes the line between working and relaxing is a lot more fungible than if you’re, say, an accountant. It’s one of those lessons people like me continually have to re-learn.