Consumption and Creation
One way to categorize my day is through the time spent creating versus consuming. I feel best when the majority of the day is dedicated to creation, but not all of it. Usually at the end of the day I need to do some consumption, in moderation.
Some people tend to get on a high horse and preach about the many benefits of reading books as opposed to watching movies and playing video games and such. While it might be true that reading is good for a whole host of reasons, for me at least it’s generally more similar of an activity to watching a movie than writing, say. It’s a consumptive activity as opposed to a creative one.
When my brain’s fried at the end of the day, I’ll turn to a consumptive activity or start writing something here. I’ve been enjoying replacing my usual consumptive activities with writing; it’s a low-energy creative activity that feels better than most any sort of consumption.