Not to get all “busier-than-thou” about it, but I rarely have “nothing else to do,” so I guess I’d approach this topic as more as “10 Things I Do When I Have Nothing Else I WANT to (or HAVE to) Do.” Some are definitely procrastination practices, some are things I save for when the work gets done, and some I would actually consider to be things on the “to-do” list, just not high-priority ones.
- Read (part of) a book – always my #1 leisure activity, but enough time to go start-to-finish in one seating almost never happens
- Catch up on my blog feed-reading
- Join my husband on the couch to see what’s been recorded on the DVR, and watch some TV
- Play with the dog
- If it’s a weekend when the kids are at their mom’s, go for an old-fashioned “Sunday drive” with my husband
- Re-organize my closet, my dresser drawers, or the pantry
- This is more like 6a, really – GET RID OF STUFF that I don’t use/wear/need so I have less to organize
- Bake a batch of brownies, cookies, or some other treat
- Computer cleanup – delete old files, run scans, defragment the hard drive
- Visit a bookstore (see #1)
If this isn’t the most boring list posted for this topic, I will be surprised – and a bit sad for whoever has an even less exciting one. This may be why I rarely have “nothing else to do” – I don’t have much interesting to do when it happens!
(And for a totally different Tuesday game, check out this one. I don’t always play, but I did this week.)