When there is nothing to even look foreword to, you gotta put out!!!
At home, at work, in your relationships, work extra extra hard to put out- be the very best worker. Be the most productive, efficient worker in your company. Be top dog. At home, do whatever is necessary to keep the place working smoothly. Pay it forward as they say. Be 110% efficient. Go the extra mile in everything that you do so that when good surf comes along again nobody could possibly give you a hard time for the time you need to take off.
When the next swell comes, you will have positioned yourself well, and the time away from work and home will be well earned and everyone will know it. That’s the way I look at it anyway.