When you have nothing to do, what do you default to doing?
I often default to playing back-to-back games of speed chess on the internet.
A friend of mine defaults to picking up a book around him and reading it. Another picks up a guitar and starts strumming it.
Some people default to catching a movie, going to a restaurant or hanging out in a bar. Others change channels on the television.
The universal default action of our age is to check notifications on one’s phone.
Your default habit is a deeply ingrained gateway for how you spend most of your free time. Be aware of what it is, and whether it serves you.