As much as we all love staying in bed, being forced to stay in bed is another story. Being forced to do anything is frustrating, and when you’re in bed with nothing to do, boredom makes things even worse. To keep yourself from going insane while stuck in bed, here are a few things you can do:
Spend Time Catching Up on What You Love
Being forced to stay in bed means being forced to take a break. Now’s the perfect time to catch up on your favorite television show, watch your favorite movies, or read that new book you’ve been dying to pick up. Today’s world is fast-paced, and now that you have a break, use it!
Occupy Your Mind
Movies and tv can only help some people so much. If you need to keep your mind off your current situation, you can exercise your mind with a variety of activities. Puzzles and video games are great for keeping your mind occupied, but if you’re looking to learn something new, try watching some TED Talks, listening to a podcast, or picking up a new language can keep your brain busy.
Occupy Your Body
For those looking to stay up-to-date with their workout routine while in bed, there are some exercises you can do. However, be sure to always exercise with a spotter and don’t push yourself—if you do, you may end up in bed even longer.
Physical therapy workouts using resistance bands or ankle weights are a common choice for many people stuck in bed, but exercises can include tensing and releasing muscles, stretches, or leg lifts. Remember, if you are unsure as to what you should be doing in bed, speak with your doctor. They will be able to tell you what exercises to avoid or how hard you can push yourself if need be.
Learn a New Skill
Similar to learning another language, taking up a new skill like knitting or embroidery can help keep the mind occupied while in bed. There are tons of ways you can make art while in bed, from sketching and painting to macrame, to even programming—the possibilities are endless. Plus, some activities can be done while you listen to music or watch a show, so your hands won’t be bored while you catch up with your favorite television show.
Stay in Touch With the People You Love
Finally, now that you have the time (well, are forced to have the time), you can also talk to your friends and family. Staying in touch with letters, phone calls, texts, and video chats are all excellent ways to communicate with those you love and keep in touch with them. If possible, try scheduling a day to hang out and relax!
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