Oh wow. I am learning how it is dyregulation that often causes the impulse to cram one’s days with things orcequally to sit by and let life slip away in days doing very little. This is often trauma or fear related. Fear of failure and disappointment, fear of rejection and so on can cause people to behave in this dysregulated way. Meditation and self awareness, compassion and kindness, connection and a meaningful sense of purpose and belonging; as well as addressing the trauma and fears, behaviour and avoidance are part of the solution I’ve found.
Simplify, commit to a cause or direction, serve with love, give with kindness and focus on the things that matter are ways that have helped me to focus on what is important. Read and educate myself, take time for reflection and rest, give things a go even if I’m afraid. It’s actually often not as scary as one thinks.
Seek help if you need to. Focus on the good. Love and live while you are alive!!!