Health is an essential aspect of human life, and whether it’s mental or physical, we must take care of it. But sometimes, our ignorance or busy lifestyle doesn’t allow us to take care of ourselves, and that leads to sickness.
You must admit that when you are sick, time just slows down. Boredom just becomes your companion and you wish to get out of bed and wish to do things that you do regularly. No matter how much you try, your doctors and family members won’t let you do regular stuff. Even when you slowly start feeling better, nobody around you will let do anything that you want. That’s the actual boredom catastrophe occurs. But there are a few things that you can do when you are sick which are actually fun.
Here is the list of top 10 fun things to do on a sick day.
10. Write letters to your loved ones
In this era of social media and the internet, this is quite an absurd activity, but it still holds very emotional importance. Imagine how loved and important you will feel when someone will send you a handwritten letter. This will be the activity which will help you connect with your loved ones. Write down everything you remember about your last meeting or call. It will make a person feel very special you are writing a letter to.
When you are very busy with your daily schedule, you don’t get leisure time to entertain yourself. But when you are sick, you are advised to stay in bed and take rest. You can utilize this time for entertainment. Pick up a franchise, a theme or TV series and watch all the parts in a go. Now that we have mediums like Netflix and Amazon Prime, it is very easy to find That sounds crazy but this is a very fun thing to do.
Hard work is prohibited when you are sick. So, how about doing some work which calms your mind and mood. You can do some craft work like stringing beads into a bracelet, knitting, paper craft and many related things which do not include exertion. Various DVD, videos are available on platforms like YouTube. You can easily access to such videos and utilize your time to be crafty. Arts and crafts are always good to elevate your moods.
7.Nap without setting your alarm
Daily schedule tires us and we often complain about not getting enough sleep. So, when you are sick, it is the best time to take as much as sleep you want, that too without setting an alarm. You will surely feel better as sleeping helps to heal. Prefer to sleep where no noise will disturb you. Shut the TV off and others keep other disturbances away. Undisturbed sleep will be beneficial for you.
6. Listen to songs
Songs are the best companions when you are alone or feeling bored. When you are sick, listen to all your favourite songs from your old playlists. Try to recollect the lyrics. If you have forgotten it, search it and learn it. Listen to some new songs that are making headlines. Also, you can sort your songs and make playlists for various moods and occasions. This would be so much fun to do.
This might not be a fun thing for some people, but reading will help you spend your time effectively and positively. If you are not so fond of reading, try to read small books, comics and magazines. If you are an avid reader, revise some of your favorite books. Underline your favorite quotes and dialogues. You can even note them down. You can also read some self-love, self-acceptance and self-care articles and books because if you are working you don’t get time for all this on regular days.
4. Call your loved ones
If you are living away from your home, call your parents when you are sick. Sometimes it is very helpful as it gives you mental support. They might not be able to come and take care of you, but they will surely give you the strength to go through it. You can also call your friends you lost touch with. Reconnecting with loved ones will always give you joy and cheers.
3.Solve crosswords and puzzles
This is the fun exercise we never get bored of. There are a lot of newspapers which has puzzles and crosswords in them. Even some special books are there for crosswords and puzzles. We run out of our time when regular life is happening. Use your sick time to do all the small things like crosswords and puzzles solving This will help you reinvent the time when you used to give enough time to yourself and your interests.
When you are sick, take your planner and pen and start planning things. You can plan your upcoming week, month or the year. Things like trips, start-up ideas, shopping schedule can be planned too. This will help you to overcome the lag that faced during the sick time.
You can also make a fun bucket list which may include things you want to do before a certain age or before your upcoming birthday. Your boredom will go away as self-time is the best time.
1.Revisit old photo albums
When you are bedridden, just ask your family members to bring all the old albums and check them all. This is the best way to revisit old memories. Some captures will make you nostalgic but that’s the inseparable part of everyone’s life. You can separate out some photos to get print or make a collage of. You can also sort them or set in order of your age. That would be fun. There is one more thing you can do with photos, scan all of them and upload them on your drive to keep them safe.
You can also upload some of them on your Instagram account and ask people to guess your age. Challenge them to upload their pictures too.
Sickness is an uninvited thing that can happen to anybody and it surely comes with the boredom. Boredom cannot be killed easily but once you know what you want to do, you can make a way to do it. Fun things that are mentioned above can be done when you are sick. Some of them are really easy which can be done by sitting in your bed. When you are sick, always do things that will make you feel relax. Focus on activities that include less exertion.
Get well soon!
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