There are few things worse than being stuck in bed while sick, injured, or after surgery. Even if you feel terrible or are in pain, lying in bed is likely to get boring pretty fast.
Catch up on Reading
If you’re like most people, you probably have a list a mile long of books you’ve been meaning to read for some time. Now’s the time to download those books or buy the real thing, stack them by your bed (or make sure they’re on your kindle) and get reading. Whether you’ve been ignoring the classics and have no idea who Mr Darcy is, or you’ve been meaning to check out that whole “50 Shades of Grey” thing, now’s your chance to bury yourself in someone else’s life, or you know, read a bunch of self-help books and use your downtime to grow.
The situation you’re in right now is the perfect time to catch up on some serious TV or those movies you wanted to see in the cinema but kept forgetting. Netflix has a huge range of shows, so whether you want to go back and watch Greys Anatomy, catch up on Bones, or cheer yourself up with comedians from around the world, Netflix is bound to make your recovery period more enjoyable.
Win Some Money
If you’re going to be stuck at home, now is the perfect time to try and win some money. Check out , and give yourself the chance to win big. Nothing will make that recovery period more enjoyable than finding out you’ve won a jackpot, and it’s definitely a more entertaining way to spend your time compared to sleeping.
Learn a Language
Have you always wanted to learn a language, but you’ve never had the time? Well now is the perfect time, and you’ll have hours to play language games and memorise those verbs. There are some great language apps available like DuoLingo and Mindsnacks, and if you feel up to it, you can even have lessons via Skype with a native speaker.
Catch up with Friends
Hopefully you have some friends who don’t mind stopping by to distract you and keep you updated about what’s going on. If your friends are busy (or you’re contagious), now’s the time to fit in all those Skype sessions you’ve been meaning to have, or pick up the phone for a real conversation.
If you’re stuck in bed, it’s for a reason. As much as you’d like to be working, or spending time at the gym, your body needs to heal. Be sure to take your pain meds, eat well, and get plenty of rest. Remember, the rest of the world will still be there when you’re recovered, and you can take advantage of this down time to catch up on reading, sleep, watch some TV, and relax.