Ahhhhh, you are injured and boredom is setting in.
In the midst of a global pandemic (COVID-19), we’re all experiencing the boredom that accompanies stay at home orders and social distancing. Healing from an injury makes this waiting game even more uncomfortable!
By now, you’ve probably found yourself wobbling around the house, trying to brainstorm creative ways to keep your mind busy as your body/limbs heal. You are feeling trapped and the walls are closing in around you.
Frustrating isn’t it? It makes you angry and cranky, and is affecting not only you, but those around you as well. You have the itch to do something. ANYTHING. But what?
Hang in there, help is on the way! Here is a great list of things to keep you occupied while resting and recovering that will help keep your mind off of the things you (and many other people around the world) can’t do during this time:
- Binge watch your favorite movies or a childhood TV series from start to finish
- Play board games, start a puzzle, blow bubbles, or bust out the Play-Doh…why not?
- Sort through old photos and make scrapbooks for your family and friends
- Learn something new, like knitting, playing the piano, sofa juggling, or maybe even a new language
- Create a free blog, share your experience AND your road to recovery in the midst of a pandemic
- Start that bucket list; in fact, make a book with photos to help inspire you during this time (think about who you’ll want to share this experience with years from now!)
- Research your next vacation; big or small, near or far…plan something fun
- Color…who doesn’t love to color? It actually releases tension, too! For FUN coloring pictures, click HERE
- Create a playlist. Add all your favorite songs and jam out while making it. Cheers you up and gives you something you can use forever!
- Decorate your cast, boot, or crutch; family stuck at home might also enjoy sharing this project with you! Be sure to check out our 3 part Blog series “How to Bling Your Boot, Cast, & Crutches“, too!
Here’s a bonus tip: Do something “old-fashioned”. Write thank you (and catch-up) notes to your friends and family!
We’d love to hear from our readers! Please leave your best family-friendly tips and ideas, below!