I've been in my new job for almost a month now and I'm still learning so much my head is abuzz at the end of each day. Sitting and stitching on a stone helps focus me on the small thing in my hands and away from all of the open questions and tasks left undone.
It might be avoidance, to some degree, but perhaps also self-preservation. It is a loving thing to give yourself some of your own time and to nurture those things that make you happy. Even if those things are as small and quiet as a stone.
What are you going to do to nurture yourself today?