Now is definitely a good time to check if that pen/watch/pair of underpants you don't really need is being offered at a once-in-a-lifetime price.
I know you only checked them a couple of minutes ago and the little email flag isn't showing, but sometimes it doesn't work, right?
You never took much interest in the EU before but at the moment it seems a matter of national importance that you keep up to date with the latest news feeds.
You don't want to miss a status update from someone you haven't spoken to in five years, do you? Also, someone might have posted an amusing cat video.
What's that growing sense of restlessness spreading through your body? Will a sandwich help? Probably.
Sometimes the old ways are the best. A tried and trusted procrastination technique.
Oh dear - you won't be earning any money for a while. You've decided that writing a screenplay/building something from that pile of wood in the garden is a good use of your time. In the long run it's actually better than doing what you're supposed to be doing, right?
Time to waterproof that umbrella. No, really.