When I was unemployed I was pretty desperate for money. I woke up very morning and applied for at least 3 jobs a day and then I had lots of time on mind and not much to do. I’m sure that I’m not the only one who fanaticizes about time off to do whatever it is you need to do but the reality is that after the first day it gets old pretty quick. This is particularly true if you have no extra (or any) money to spend.
Shopping, going out all cost money. Even “free things” cost money if you factor in transportation. Experimenting with fun new meals or baking- all cost money. Organizing your closets are good but can be done pretty quickly especially if you are not buying new containers or labels.
There are times when you should be trying to make more money and to pay down debt and save money. There are times when you should try to make calculations about whether your time is worth the money you are making. Maybe there are times when you should be focusing on cutting big fixed costs (such as housing, cars etc.)
But then there are times in crises when those things are just not possible.