I recently became more consistent with focused breathing meditation. I feel that since I practice, I tend to fall into such breath-focused meditation while walking, on public transport, etc. Yet, this type of practice is both much less focused than formal sitting, and it seems to inhibit otherwise free thought which I used for creative purposes.
Is there a drawback to constant focused-meditation?
Clearly, some times are needed to contemplate situations. How does one know how to balance focused-meditation and other types of attention?