Staying healthy should be a person’s number 1 priority. Some of the most basic ways to maintain your health includes always taking your vitamins, drinking lots of water, exercising daily and getting enough sleep. But life is not fair, and the health conscious can still end up getting stuck in a hospital bed for the silliest of reasons.
If you’re one of those unlucky ones, don’t you find the hospital rather boring? Trust us, we have a solid idea on what you’re going through. So while you’re on your stationary, bedridden journey to recovery, try out these five things that should help you combat hospital boredom.
Get your Friends to Visit you
People are so easy to contact nowadays; just one text and you can have all your friends running to you. If you receive texts from your BFFs that express concern about your current predicament, you can respond by inviting them to come visit you! You’ll be able to assure them that you’re fine and, at the same time, they’ll definitely keep you entertained. If one of ‘em is awesome enough to bring playing cards, then boredom will very quickly turn into a non-factor.
Chat up the Nurses
If the nurses can take care of your headaches or stomachaches, they can probably also help you with your boredom. If they’re not too busy, ask them to stay awhile for a chat. Get to know the person who’s taking care of you! They meet different people from early in the morning all to the way to the infamous night shift, so they surely have a handful of fascinating stories just waiting to be told. You’d be surprised to know how much fun and entertaining your nurse can be.
Play with your Tablet
This piece of innovation alone can keep you entertained for an entire day. You can play different games on it such as Plants vs. Zombies and Temple run. If you get tired of your old apps, you can simply download new ones! Not only that, you can keep yourself busy by reading books, listening to music and watching movies. If there’s free WIFI, then your entire hospital stay should be taken care of.
If you don’t have a tablet, the television is always an option. Most hospital rooms have a television installed. If your set is blessed with cable, you’re sure to find at least one show to keep you occupied. Stumble upon “Breaking Bad” and in all likelihood you’d be binge-watching that baby all the way to your bedroom.
Try Loom Bands
If you’re not yet into it, you’ve probably seen one or heard about it already. Loom bands are the biggest fad nowadays and it’s a great way to keep yourself occupied. Did you know that, aside from bracelets, you can also create characters such as Mickey Mouse and Little Mermaid? It might seem complicated at first, but it’s really easy and fun. Experiment on them and try to create your own designs. You can also create some to give as a thank you gift to the nurses that took care of you.
Keeping yourself occupied might be important for you, but the most important thing about being confined to a hospital is getting better. If you can’t find anything to do, just rest. You’re sick and if you exert yourself in strenuous activities, you might end up prolonging your hospital stay. Try to get as much rest and sleep as you can get, and have as much as fun as you can when you get home.