I try to do some little jobs which help when I am in a hurry. Usually this is something like sorting out my dress jewellery. I tend to throw them quickly into my jewellery tray without thought when I take them off. The chains and necklaces get tangled and the earrings get separated. My husband gets a little fed up when he is ready to go out and I am frantically searching for them.
I often end up thinking about something that never occurred to me, as in an intuitive solution to repair something, or thinking of a way to improve something, etc. Unless I'm really tired, I read periodicals, write whatever comes to mind- some is trash while a few are interesting, or read about a topic that may be interesting if I take the time to investigate.