This article is inspired by my roommate, who has been bedridden for days due to a minor concussion. Her doctor told her that she is not allowed to do basically anything involving brain activity, including read, watch TV, look at her phone or exercise. It was suggested she knit. We had some other ideas.
1. Ponder existence.
Possible starter questions: Why am I here, lying in bed, with nothing to do? What could I have done differently to avoid this situation? What am I missing in class right now? Will this last the entire spring break?
I also suggest thinking points such as 'Is it worth it to go on living like this?' and 'Why do bad things happen to good people?'
2. Listen to podcasts for five hours straight.
Who doesn't love a good podcast? And another one? And another one...
3. Go look at some art.
If you go to UT, the Blanton is a great place to do so. My roommate got about halfway there until she got too dizzy to continue, but maybe you'll make it all the way!
4. Sit outside and strike up a conversation with strangers.
She refused to participate in this one, but if she had, maybe she'd have some new friends. *eye roll*
Or at least talk about baking a lot since you can't actually bake anything in your oven-less dorm. You can also have your roommate look up how to make banana bread in the microwave before you both realize that that would be rather disgusting.
This is, by my observation, the most popular way to deal with the extreme gut-wrenching boredom that accompanies a concussion. Make sure you get at least 10 hours every night with at least four hours in naps throughout the day.
7. Tell your roommate how you feel.
If it weren't for this point, you wouldn't be reading such a quality list. In the words of my roommate, "you're welcome."