Spend your free time the way you like, not the way you think you’re supposed to. Stay home on New Year’s Eve if that’s what makes you happy. Skip the committee meeting. Cross the street to avoid making aimless chitchat with random acquaintances. Read. Cook. Run. Write a story.
When one stops trying- do they clearly identify that moment? Because I am so lost in a haze that I am not sure if I am still dedicating effort, or just exerting energy over the stress that I am not truly putting forth what I once did.