Doing less in order to do more paradoxically is the key to productive action and promotes creativity, I believe.
We are so focused on activity. We are actually obsessed with activity which is generally not focussed on achieving anything in particular. Our society demands that we are continuously active – doing something, anything, stuff! We are even made to feel guilty when we are inactive. “The more you do, the more you can do” is a popular expression and “if you want something done, ask a busy person”.