It seems as though if I don't use padding every once in a while, or at least have it around, my psyche takes a beating. I get irritated and can't focus. I don't like that. I don't like that I'm pretty much mentally dependent on it. It doesn't seem healthy to be mentally dependent on anything.
I'm not saying I want to completely eliminate everything about this side of me, but I really want and need to tone it down. It should be something that I do out of the joy of it, not necessity (Not that I don't do it out of joy as well, but I digress). It doesn't seem healthy from a mental standpoint, and it certainly doesn't help from a financial standpoint.
Anyone have any tips?