What would you do to pass the time if you were bedridden?
Let’s hope it doesn’t happen, but some of us may eventually find ourselves stuck in bed for a certain period of time or permanently due to health issues.
Even if the condition is very serious and the patient requires the help of things such as a mattress overlay, while in bed, life must go on and we must learn to view it in a different way and find new activities that enrich our days while bedridden.
Here we give you 8 interesting activities you or a loved one may consider if the time comes for you to stay in bed:
1. Learn a new computer skill
There are hundreds, if not thousands; of programs you can use to learn computer skills such as typing, drawing or designing.
You can learn to use Photoshop, PowerPoint, or Excel like a pro, and you can even venture into the web page creation arena that is so ‘in’ right now.
2. Write letters
This is a lost art. Since the world got swallowed by the Internet, it is virtually unheard of people getting a letter in the mail.
You can spend some time actually writing a letter by hand to an old friend you haven’t seen in a while or even to one you see regularly. Imagine what a surprise it will be for them to receive something that is not a bill in the mail.
3. Learn a language
You have lots of time to listen to tapes and read books in the language you are learning. You can even talk to native speakers on the Internet and rent DVDs in that language.
Learning a language will keep you mentally active and will give you the refreshing opportunity to learn about new cultures.
4. Learn a craft
There are kits to learn any kind of craft you can imagine, for example, knitting, sewing, painting, making fabric dolls, jewelry, books, and cards. You can also choose to learn to do calligraphy or scrap booking.
5. Learn science
If you don’t like art too much, try science. The website www.sciplus.com, for example, offers you a wide array of options to try small projects such as an electronics kit, a DIY bat habitat, a DIY kaleidoscope, and much more…
6. Write a book
Everyone has a story to tell, and maybe yours has been stored in your memory for a long time because you never had the chance to put it on paper… until now.
If you don’t have a story in mind, how about writing down a book about the best family recipes that have been the delight of your loved ones for so many years? Or how about writing a how-to guide about something you do very well?
7. Take an online class
There are online courses about anything you can think of. These vary in length and difficulty, and some have a cost while others are free, like the ones Barnes and Noble offers.
8. Browse the Web
If you like to browse the Internet, these are a few websites that will keep you amused for a long time:
- To shop for handmade items by amazingly talented artists, go here: www.etsy.com. You will find every kind of item here, from crafts, to food, to books, to clothes, to bags; and if you want to sell something, it offers very affordable fees.
- Check out www.stumbleupon.com. This website asks you to list what you like and dislike to help find interesting websites for you. It can become addictive because you can find truly amazing information about the things and activities you love.
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