I call this part of my work the “meditative part”, because the steps are largely the same when editing a photo session, so I can easily listen to music or an audiobook while doing the post-processing. If you are a real time saver, you can also download magazines and papers as podcasts or MP3s and do many things at once. My image editing workflow includes the follwing steps:
Remove chromatic aberrations, if necessary
Slight noise reduction, if necessary
Crop background (only in studio shots with white background)
Remove sensor spots, if necessary ...