It don't feel happy with the sentence
I busied myself with the tasks around the home.
I would prefer
I ____ [with] the tasks around the home.
where ___ represents one word. "Occupied/concerned/engrossed myself" are similar constructions that come to mind, but are all still two words, and are especially unsatisfying because of the sneaky reflexiveness going on.
I feel like there's a word for "busied myself" that is right on the tip of my tongue. What is it?