For me its my physical and mental health. As I begin the approach past the age of 55 (lol), I am grateful at the progress made in overcoming the situation wrought by a traumatic brain injury which occurred in Oct 09. With a subdural hematoma around the right temple, and eventual partial loss of the right frontal lobe. I was in the hospital for 10 days, with 2 in ICU. I got out of there barely able to walk and mentally, with a mind that was muddled, at times confused, and unable to function properly on the job.
With great effort my physical recovery has been gratifying and extremely uplifting. I plan to restart kayak training this year, with the goal to competing again next next season. Mentally I've come a long way, and will be going back to work in the next couple of months. There are still idiosyncrasies with the loss of some right frontal lobe function, but I'm learning to deal with them.
The time off has given me the opportunity to get back into audio and music, and that's good. I'm basically a happy camper. How about you?