One thing that I spend a lot of time thinking about it is how to stay grounded. I definitely think the pull of work, my creative goals, social life, etc tends to occasionally leave me (ironically) feeling complacent and lazy.
This weekend I took a day, shut myself in, ignored my phone, and made some pickles. It seems kind of silly, but I find creating something by hand-food, crafts, whatever - to be a very meditational, centering activity, especially after a week of primarily working at a screen.
These are actually refrigerator pickles - I didn't want to fuss with processing the jars. They should last in the fridge for several months, and are ready within a few days of packing the jars. I'm pretty pleased with how the pickles came out - they remind me of my grandmother's bread and butter pickles. Every time we would visit her in upstate NY, I'd check the fridge, and if there wasn't an open jar of them, my grandmother would allow me to grab a jar from the shelf in the garage, usually with a date from several years ago. The shelves would be lined with various pickled concoctions in mason jars from seasons' worth of garden harvests.
They're easy enough to make, but the process (as well as the superior product) is enormously rewarding. I definitely recommend giving it a try sometime you're feeling a little frazzled :).