Here's a great example of TASK AVOIDANCE: rather than concentrate all my thinkings onto what should be happening on the front page of this website, I've been working on the précis versions of the Nine Precepts.
Not only that, but I've been avoiding that task by coming up with the graphics for each one. (I use Pixelmator, a really powerful and inexpensive alternative to Photoshop for the Mac. Windows users, you have alternatives as well.)
So far I have:
More as I get to them.
Not so sure about WASTE BOOKS.