I have often noticed that when I get busy with too many things that have to do with my life and what I want, I will feel the power of the Holy Spirit less. But, when I get my mind off myself and onto others, I feel the power of the Holy Spirit more. We all have to do things that are self directed, but if we keep adding "stuff" and activities to our lives, we'll notice soon enough that we've experienced a dryness in terms of feeling power of the Holy Spirit. Simplify your life. A cluttered life disturbs your rest.
Make it your ambition to lead a quiet life. - 1Thessalonians 4:11
In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength. - Isaiah 30:15