There seems to be a trend here. Illness and stress. Spending wild amounts of money and stress. The culprit behind so many of our health problems is staring us in the face. Want to cut chronic diseases and health bills? Start with stress, the crisis at the heart of the health care crisis.
If you decompress, you become more efficient and less anxious, and you sleep better. Slowly integrating other healthy lifestyle choices such as exercise and good diet can help you rid yourself of the need for the high-performance cocktail.
It's important to realize that most of us have multiple stressors in our life, and tackling them all at once can be overwhelming and counterproductive. Instead, start with one big stressor or several smaller stressors and test the waters.
The type of passion one has matters -- not just for work, but for many other areas of life. What kind of you passion do you have? Do you feel a compulsive need to work, or are you easily able to disengage?