A: Don't you think a bit of distraction might be good for you?

B: I don't know.

A: Well, if you want to do something sometime, just let me know.

B: ...You have something/anything in mind?

A: No, I just thought you might want to get out a little.

I know the difference between 'something' and 'anything' but would one of them for some reason seem more natural than the other in this context?

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To me, both of these sound natural, and it seems to me like something that someone would actually say. The only thing I would add is ‘do’ at the start:

Do you have anything in mind? Do you have something in mind?

Another thing: Saying ‘something might’ imply you are looking for something more specific.

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