When I get a bit overwhelmed and I can't see things clearly I usually go for a walk. I go for a walk most days and it really does help clear my mind. Sometimes there are other people on the beaches hanging out or walking or doing something industrious.
I use these times to think and not think. They're perfect times for reflection or just letting your mind wander.
Day dreams are important. A day dream may be where your next big idea comes from. It might give you the motivation you need to keep moving ahead on something you're doing now. It does all those things for me.
When I go on a walk and calm my mind I also find that I sleep better and I am better company. I like the times I get to free my mind and let it wander.
Sometimes you have to bear down and get the work done. That's for sure. But the time you spend watching your own breath will make you much more productive and better settled in your own skin.
The other day when I was walking I spotted this guy doing just that. I hope he wasn't thinking about taxes or other such horrid things. Maybe he was just a guy with a dream and the time to let it grow.
Make sure you spend time dreaming - I know I do.
Here's the video of the drawing.. It kind a shows all the bumps and blips that get to the final drawing.