I think it was Sigmund Freud who thought in terms of compensatory activities. A person, he claimed, would do things as a "consequence of." Not necessarily because he or she wanted to. Which sometimes suggests that a pure mind and body would achieve harmony by remaining perfectly still. What in the wider society we call, "doing nothing at all."
My own flaws are so huge, that I sometimes think my entire existence is a
compensatory activity. And oddly enough, even though it is probably not healthy,
I draw great comfort from the idea. So as a reward I am going to spend the
rest of the day "doing nothing at all."