Sick and Bored, What To Do?

Sick and Bored, What To Do?

by Lori

It's frustrating being sick. If you can't sleep but have to rest what do you do?  For the first few hours it may be fun but after that it is just boring.  How do we keep the mind busy while the body rests? For a lucky few this isn't a problem.  They are able to sleep and heal.  Sleep is a struggle for many of the rest of us though and those hours in bed or on the couch get very long. Whether you are a child or an adult there are lots of options though.  Some you may not be able to do depending on the illness you have.  Here a few ideas:

  1. OnlineSick Man on Couch, Bored
    1. Play games (scrabble anyone?)
    2. Make playlists
    3. Organize your iTunes Library
    4. Tag your Photos
    5. Create Photo Albums
    6. Make gifts (i.e. photo albums)
    7. Start a blog
    8. IM with friends
    9. Meal plan (look up new recipes)
    10. Decorate your house (there are lots of websites with software that lets you play with room layouts and colors.
    11. Clear out your email inbox
    12. Listen to a book or podcast (your library probably has lots of audio books you can listen to online)
  2. With another person (offline)
    1. Playing Cards
    2. Checkers
    3. tell stories
    4. sing songs
  3. On your own (offline)
    1. Read a book
    2. Listen to an audiobook (on your ipod or cd)
    3. Listen to music
    4. Write in your journal (or start one)
    5. Write your memoirs (why not – we're all special!)
    6. Color (young or old I say coloring is therapuetic for the soul)
    7. Use your imagination – make up a story and imagine it being a movie
    8. Make a list of the places you want to vist
    9. Write down what you want for Christmas or your birthday
    10. Learn Origami

I seek to love and enjoy life, not just for a moment but the whole journey. My mission is to help you love and enjoy life too.

I’ve been stressed out, burned out, and hopeless and I clawed my way out of that place and now have the life I always wanted.

I see other busy women (like you) living the same busy pattern and my goal is to guide you on the path to enjoying and loving life.

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  • natasha roesch

    Great ideas. Even when you are not sick and it’s snowing outside.

  • I usually watch tv and just try to relax! My son (who is 3) had the flu the is past weekend! We just hung out together and let him sleep!

    • Also a very good choice. When I have shows to catch up on it is nice to watch for a bit but TV tends to get old fast for me. 🙂

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  • Karima Heraoua

    Thanks for following, i am now google following you. Karima and

  • A friend of mine made this comment to me off-line about this post. I thought it was pretty funny.
    “You’re the only person out there who would find a way of turning being sick into a productive, positive activity”

  • Karima Heraoua

    Hi, I have given you a ‘Versatile Blogger Award’. This was given to me and I am passing it on to you. Check my latest blog post for information on what this is. Hope you can join in the fun, Karima.

  • What to do when your bored

    When m feeling bored. I like to play games.

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