The psychological costs of living in your own head will almost surely eat away at you.
The same way a dog disappears for a half hour to chew on a bone, we too need an unbridled escape to break up the everydayness.
Reading books or listening to music help trigger a much-needed emotional release. So too does meditation and inebriation, the latter the most instant hack to detachment.
How we pivot to other states of mind predetermines our lucidity of thought. But only if we can get unstuck.