I recommend spending time in silent, peaceful meditation every day. Taking a regular break from the chaotic rat race feeds your soul.
There does come a time, however, when it's vitally important to get up off the sidelines and participate. Get going and get involved.
If you retreat too much, you miss out on a lot of opportunities to learn and express yourself. If you're overly withdrawn, you cheat yourself of a lot of joy that comes from being involved in the life that God gave you.