Do you have any scraps of creative paper, such as scrapbook paper and a ton of paper clips laying around? Would you like to do something with them? I found a YouTube video tutorial about A Neat Project With Everyday Paper Clips!
You can do this as a stress-breaker, a different way to spend "me" time, as a nice way to give to that administrative person that you know, as a cute way to give to that cook in your life with a zillion cookbooks (a better way to highlight certain recipes as opposed to a color highlighter) or as a donation to a library for their patrons to have. These are not just for journals!
You do not have to do everything that the tutorial demonstrates, such as what type of glue or staining the edges.
I have not told you everything, because I would really like for you to view the video on altered paper clips! Such a nice way to spend some quality time.