Consumers and Creators
In the human society, everyone is supposed to be of use to somebody. Farmers grow crops which is of use to every living human being, bakers bake, bus drivers take people from A to B, painters paint, manufacturing units churn out 'things' that is used by a lot of people, software makers build software that is used by industries and users to improve efficiencies and so on. All of these skills are crafts that different kinds of people excel in to different degrees. Everyone is a consumer of a product or a service made by creators (almost everyone). Everyone is a consumer and a creator to some degree.
Let us agree that everyone creates in their day job. Creates products(eg. bakers), entertainment (eg. gamers, comedians etc), knowledge(eg. professors and teachers) and services(eg. bus drivers). What defines a person as a creator or a consumer is how they spend their "unemployed time". The question one needs to ask themselves to understand which bucket they fall in, is this: Do I add value to someone's life(could be one's own life) in my unemployed time?. This is a tricky one because the obvious thought is "why cannot I just binge watch something and relax?". Of course you can do that, but if that is everything you are doing in your 'unemployed time' then obviously that is not good. It all comes down to a slider and only you know which side of the slider you are closer to. Two incentives to getting closer to being a creator rather than consumer on the slider, is that it makes you more interesting as a person and secondly, the economy favors the creators ($$). Take any successful person who is your role model, read about them, watch their interviews, you will see that they put in a lot of hours perfecting their craft. And the other thing you notice is that their slider is set closer to creators than consumers.
The way you can become a creator is to intentionally choose to spend your time on things that add value to your life or others. One of the ways I hack my brain to do this is, during holidays I decide to read or code(for fun) as many hours as I watch Netflix and it is has to be pre-paid. First read (or code or write) for an hour or two and then watch Netflix. Because we have to do the toughest thing first, as per this post. Hope you use your holidays effectively, remember, hanging out with friends and family and building relationships is also a good use of time because you are adding value to their(or your own) life.