Lying on a soft, warm hospital mattress seems like an impromptu vacation if you’re not confined due to a serious condition, but it will get quite boring and monotonous. Luckily for you, there are a lot of creative ways to entertain yourself as you combat confinement blues. You’ve probably thought of doing some of them already! Just in case, here are seven ideas that you might have missed:
Stage an M&M’s Martial Arts Tournament
Get as many M&M’s as you can and place them all in one bowl. Next, pick two M&M’s and press them together. The one that breaks is the loser and you can eat it or throw it away. The winner gets to “fight” the next opponent. Continue to do this until only one M&M is left standing. Or until you get diabetes. The choice is yours.
Find your Own “Wilson”
In case you don’t like to be alone in your hospital room after all your guests have left for home, it’s always a good idea to have a “Wilson” around, who was Tom Hank’s only buddy in the “Castaway”. Oh, and did we mention that Wilson’s a volleyball? You don’t need to have a volleyball obviously. Something sentimental would do just fine, like a childhood toy! Sure, talking to an inanimate object can be creepy at first, but you’ll learn to love your own Wilson when you realize that he’s such an amazing listener.
Experiment with Magazines
It’s amazing what you can do with lots of spare time, a pair of scissors, some glue, and a stack of magazines with photos. For starters, try cutting out Justin Bieber’s head and gluing it to some hot girl’s body. Meanwhile, you’re sure to have some giggles exchanging the hairdos of A-list celebrities. And if you’re feeling a bit hardcore, go ahead and rip off entire pages of enlarged face shots, cut off the mouth, place your own, and simply start talking. You’re sure to make your friends and nurses laugh at the silliness of it all.
Do something productive for a change. Write an article that tells of your experience in the hospital. Give fellow bedridden patients a few tips on how to enjoy their hospital stay. In case you don’t have your own blog, follow someone else’s. Maybe you can learn something cool along the way.
Invite your Friends to Visit
It’d be cool to have some people come over your hospital room every once in a while. Even introverts crave for human company from time to time. It feels comforting to have someone be there for you while you’re on the road to recovery, hearing their words of comfort as well as spending quality time with them.
Just do it. You can either choose your own words or you can research encouraging devotionals and prayers if you’re not sure how to start. Prayer can do wonders for your well-being more than you think.
Read the Bible
Look for verses on healing and other words of comfort. Believe it or not, focusing on God’s Word really helps. He may not give you the instant recovery that you’re looking for, but He’ll definitely help you endure your predicament.