The last couple of years have been a little…challenging when it came to my health. While I’ve been travelling and living overseas, I’ve also had a number of medical issues that have meant time stuck in the house. Luckily, I’ve found some of the best ways you can stay entertained even if you’ve broken your arm or had emergency surgery.
The first step is to get your friends onboard. I was lucky enough to have close friends who could bring me groceries. But even having friends over to visit can be the difference between complete boredom and fun. Even something as simple as watching Netflix is more fun when you have a buddy sitting beside you.
I also see it as a good chance to catch up on your reading. How often have you heard people talking about the latest bestseller, only to admit you haven’t read a book for months? Or maybe you’re the type who tends to get stuck in a certain niche or type of book, but you’ve been planning to branch out? Make a list of books you’ve been meaning to read and download them onto your e-reader or head to the library (if you can).
Online casinos are sometimes given a bad rap, but these can be a fun way to keep yourself entertained as well. Sites like Slotpark casino can provide hours of entertainment- especially if you’re stuck in bed or can’t leave the house. There are a variety of games available online, so you’re sure to find something that suits you and keeps you busy.
If you’re going to be using one of these online casinos, why not get your friends to sign up too? Then you can play each other so you can still be social while you’re resting. This is also a great way to meet new friends, as you can play with people based all over the globe.
Another option? Use this time to do some learning. There are now many different apps and websites available to help you learn- no matter which language you’d like to learn. Even if you’re a complete beginner, apps like Duolingo are great, and you can also use websites like Youtube which are packed with free information. If you’d like to learn from a native speaker, there are Skype lessons and sites like italki which connect speakers of various languages from around the world.