That's right. Take a "time out" every so often. You're not procrastinating... you're percolating!
Getting ready to produce a new body of work? Exploring a new theme?
Using a new medium?
It takes a little time to get used to, but I suggest not rushing
into a new direction until you've taken time out to think about it...
write in your journal - let the idea simmer awhile.
Then when you're ready... go paint your work.