It's been said that it's important to branch out creatively, and not just solely focus at your main creative endeavour; I think there is a lot to be said for this.
I've found that whenever I take a day or two away from photography, I find myself really refreshed and bursting with ideas again. I also notice this a lot at my day job, and when I get back home have pages of scribbled down notes ready to work on.
Before I picked up my first DSLR in 2010 [the Canon 550D/ T2i], I'd spent the last 4 years DJ'ing for a few hours a day and doing to as many all nighters as my wallet would permit, including at the sadly late but great, Fabric.
I'd sold all of my music gear in 2010 to pay for my first camera, but ever since selling it, have missed mixing a great deal. Luckily my friend Ronnie lent me his Pioneer DJ controller and earlier in the week, I recorded my first mix in over 5 years!
This mix is a totally unplanned selection of ambient, deep techno and some autonomica to boot.
After taking the evening off of photography to record this, I found myself really refreshed and rearing to go at some new projects. I really doesn't matter what your other creative outputs are, but it's good practice to broaden the spectrum of skills you have as it's great brain food.
I hope I get a chance to do another one of these before I give Ronnie back his controller at the end of the month. You also hear my older mixes over at the Capture Collect Soundcloud page.