How much energy do I exert each day avoiding things I don't feel like doing?
If I could harness that energy, this laptop would not be running out of charge.
If I hadn't spent the last two hours in other windows on said laptop, it would not need that charge.
And yet--often those side pursuits have value, too. Reading something that leads to new understandings. Deepening relationships with colleagues and acquaintances. Contemplating a big challenge and figuring out a new way through.
In all its inefficiency, it works.