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If you believe that there's only this life, then the next thing you might ask yourself is "why investing so much of myself in this life, since it's going to take everything away, anyways, in the end?"

Everything you learned, all you enjoyed, and of course all the relations you knitted... all gone. Anything left is what you create, the memories you leave. For a next generation of dead people to, maybe, appreciate. Or ignore.

Relevant to the question of what to do with "your" life, I guess?

Obviously leisure time is there as a resort from "non-leisure", i.e. work. Which is the deprivation from random activity, that includes inactivity, i.e. deprivation from freedom. So any work that arises from a compromise with the purpose of "earning a living" is anti-leisure, where working actually to build and maintain a living would be part of a kind of pleasure. A hunter or gatherer is pleased at catching a prey or meditatively picking the fruits of nature, then doing the creative work of transforming.

It is a game in itself, and holds spiritual value with a narrative of living, of overcoming -not retreating from, or coping with- the harshness of life. Hence why it is pleasing.

This narrative, and attached practices therefore end up surviving to everyone and becoming a way to live through and beyond time. "His-story" becomes null, and death is no longer an object of fear, or even a cause of emotional pain.

Of course the hunther/gatherer lifestyle is an example here, not the only way there can be, I guess...