This seems to be a common problem for many people; was just talking about this topic in another forum ... lol! I do similar stuff as mentioned; and when I'm not doing housework, laundry, bills, errands, yard chores, cooking, or shopping, I ...
-- play on my pc (including games)
-- come to 3FC's and read posts
-- do easy crossword puzzles
-- do searchawords online and at home
-- go for a stroll or ski-walking
-- go for a drive to a nearby lake
-- read a good book, magazine, catalogue
-- read the bible and do devotionals
-- write poems and songs
-- play piano for fun only
-- take pics with my digital camera
-- listen to music and/or dance around the house
-- call, write, or visit a friend or family member
-- rent a cottage and go there for awhile
-- gardening each year; food and flowers
-- look after my pets (grooming; playing; walking)
-- swimming, horseshoes, plant trees, etc
-- paint or draw something ... anything
-- sort a closet or something else (last resort)
-- oh yah, I forgot to mention that I crochet too!
ADAEM ~ read THE TRAVELER'S GIFT and 5 PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN; both are very good. Plus 90 MINUTES IN HEAVEN; SOUP FOR THE SOUL BOOKS; AND ANY BARBARA JOHNSON HUMOR BOOKS (ie Put a Geranium in your Hat and Be Happy, Daily Splashes of Joy, Put a Geranium in your Cranium, and Laughter From Heaven, to name but a few).