Self-righteous or ostentatious insistence that the entire Universe will disintegrate if one does not keep oneself busy. In other words (mime jerking hand up and down) you must-must-MUST do the dishes/feed the cat/write more letters. From the writings of M. Scott Peck.
You've been tiling and re-tiling the kitchen wall for the last year. When's the musturbation going to stop?