How to Survive Being Sick & Stuck in Bed
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How to Survive Being Sick & Stuck in Bed

How to Survive Being Sick & Stuck in Bed

It happens to all of us at one point; you fall extremely ill and all you can do is just stay in bed. Of course this had to happen to me one week before I move in to college. Today marks day two of my lack of wisdom teeth, but I can already tell it's going to be a long day. It's always nice to relax and spend the day chilling, but adding nausea and headaches and pain into that mix isn't so ideal. You quickly fall bored of sleeping and want to do something fun. Here's a list of ways to entertain yourself when you feel terrible!

  • Read an actual, physical book. Heighten your knowledge.
  • Read or write articles for The Odyssey all day.
  • Watch Youtube videos, that show you've been dying to watch on Netflix for the longest time, or watch some old TV shows from your childhood.
  • If it's not too mentally strenuous, get started on an art project. It may get a little messy, but painting is a good way to pass the time. If you're not up for that, find some coloring books (they sell some in the dollar section at Target) and dive into filling in the lines.
  • Play any of The Sims games! Although you can't go out and do anything at least you can live vicariously through your sims. Create some outrageous storylines and it'll bring some great entertainment (Disclaimer: game may become addictive).
  • If you're not contagious, call a friend over to keep you company (Note: If they're a true friend, they'll bring you some ice cream).
  • As dangerous as it may seem, online shopping always makes me feel better.
  • If you're up for the challenge, clean your room, bathroom, house, etc. It's a good way to stay productive.
  • Order some food. A little pizza never hurt anybody.
  • Take a shower of a bubble bath. If you choose to take a bath, guilt someone into buying you a couple of bath bombs and go crazy.
  • Build a fort! Find a bunch of pillows and blankets, then do whatever or fall asleep in there.
  • Paint your nails or experiment with new hairstyles or makeup. It will make you feel better.
  • Finish anything that you've been putting off for a while.

Good luck y'all and I hope you feel better! Just hang in there!

(Ft. above: yours truly after her surgery)

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