In cases when the urge to procrastinate from doing research becomes too strong to ignore, my list of ideal secondary activities includes:
Of course, these secondary activities sometimes rise in prominence. For instance, if I haven't cleaned my apartment or exercised in a long time, then I feel compelled to prioritize that higher. Unfortunately, that is exactly when I also feel compelled to procrastinate from doing those activities. One would hope that my alternate activity of choice then would be doing research, but by that point I've usually completely succumbed to doing something mindless like YouTubing.
Now some of you might suspect that I'm blogging right now because I should be doing more important work. Some of you might be right. So I guess it's back to work! There are theorems to be proven!