One of them is doing the crossword puzzle.
I save it for the middle of the day, when I take a break from writing (or...whatever....heh).
Part of the ritual, in addition to the time of day and the place, is having a cup of fake coffee.
In the summer, I do it here.
In the winter, at my kitchen counter.
I have another crossword puzzle ritual:
I'm a very nervous flyer.
During takeoff and landing, I have to distract my mind.
I save up newspaper crossword puzzles for that. That's what I ALWAYS do.
Never read a magazine.
Never read a book.
Always the crossword puzzle.
Kind of neurotic, huh?