I struggle to deal with days of nothingness. I struggle when I see a blank calendar. I struggle without things to do.
This is a tradeoff. This is a flaw.
This is my bias.
I prefer to always be doing. I get energy (as an extrovert) from being with other people.
I prefer making memories (good or bad) versus saving energy for a later date.
I get more tired when I have nothing to do then when I have a full day of going.
When I have nothing to do, I sometimes resort to bad / lazy habits. When I have a structured day ahead, I tend to reach peak productivity very quickly. I also have a lot more fun in the process.
I like to be spontaneous, so I do not plan my days super far in advance. But when I wake up in the morning, I like to have things to look forward to. If I am not particularly excited about what I have going on during the day, I tend to sleep longer. I tend to be more sluggish. I am less likely to go to the gym. I am less likely to think creatively.
So I try and make my days as "exciting" as possible - that way I wake up with energy and optimism rather than boredom and negativity.
On days with "stuff going on," I am a creator. On empty days, I am a consumer.
I start every single morning writing and publishing a blog post. Some days' essays are "better" than others - but regardless, I get to simulate that feeling of accomplishment every morning.
This is a direct energy boost that I start every morning with.
I have never had coffee or soda before. I do not really intake much caffeine.
I get energy from doing and the people around me.
Take away both of those - I tend to become lazy.