Thomas Keating, writing in a religious context, and most likely in reference to human beings, puts this squirrel activity in some kind of simple perspective for me. See what you think; maybe his words will resonate with something in your life.
"Thus, simplicity ultimately consists in the perfect ordering of all the parts so that the whole acts with ease, enjoyment, and peace. Everything looks easy, natural, and harmonious and thus simple, while in fact the simplicity is the result of immense complexity, ordered into a unity of purpose and motivated by the discipline of letting go and limitless trust in God."
Thomas Keating www.contemplativeoutreach.org/