The only Zen you find on the tops of mountains is the Zen you bring up there. ~Robert M. Pirsig
Work, work, work. Sometimes that's all we think about. But even if we love our jobs, we have to have time for the fun version of ourselves. This version is joyful and optimistic and has a great laugh. It could do cartwheels and hang from monkey bars.
Let's get you two acquainted, shall we? Work self, meet play self.
Now that you two have been properly introduced, close your eyes. Every time you find yourself thinking about something work related (even if it's work around the home) label that thought: work. Let it pass, floating away like a cloud.
If you have a thought that is related to inspiration or fun, you can label that thought: play. Do not try to over-intellectualize the experience – thinking is not the point of meditation.
Notice the battling of your two sides. Are you out of balance at the moment and are most of your thoughts related to work? Without attachment to outcome, keep letting these thoughts come and go, come and go. Just as email and paperwork comes and goes, so too can your attitude about work.
When you feel a little more clearheaded, release the mediation and open your eyes.
Now go get on those monkey bars!