More time thinking. Less time overtly doing. That's really the gist of this highly quotable Economist piece on "leaning back" from work.
Creative people’s most important resource is their time—particularly big chunks of uninterrupted time—and their biggest enemies are those who try to nibble away at it with e-mails or meetings. Indeed, creative people may be at their most productive when, to the manager’s untutored eye, they appear to be doing nothing.
And this is why people are so afraid to step off their hamster wheels in that highly inefficient physical location most people call "work."