In our household, the word 'favel' is used to describe sitting around doing nothing. I thought it was a Yiddish word. When I looked it up on-line, it had a completely different meaning and origin. This doesn’t deter me. I’m sticking with using favel to describe inactivity.
Overall, I’m more of a ‘shpilkes’ kind of person -- busy, hard to sit still, go, go, go. I’ve learned through the years to try to temper that with some time to ‘favel.’ It’s a good balance to aspire to. Yoga helps. And I find when I can even out the need to be productive with some time to reflect it’s really the best use of my time.