Double edged sword solution.
I often have a side game up. Tetris like, it happens to be called Jewel Quest. A fast game and often I can pull a whole game off between hands.
It serves 2 purposes;
1 It keeps my mind occupied while I sit through hand after hand of perfectly foldable cards.
2 It keeps me from being a bit too adventurous with less than very nice cards.
On the other edge of that sword is that when the good cards do show up, I haven't got the reads I would have had I paid attention. Or I get more into the side game than I am into the poker game
and guess which one suffers?