Breaks, sprains, concussions, some of the many things that take an athlete out of their sport. When you’re on the mend, here are four things you can do do not be completely bored while you’re on the road to recovery.
- Catch up on sleep: When you’re recovering, it takes a bit of a toll on your body, so you should do the most to get as much sleep as necessary in order to feel like you’re getting enough recovery in.
- Catch up late work: We’re in school, whether it be middle school, high school, college, or have some sort of job alongside our sport. Having an injury may be a bad thing, but it also allows you to sit down and catch up on anything you’re behind with. This allows you to stay on top of your workload and not feel overwhelmed with everything going on.
- Pick up a new hobby: Since you can’t do your sport, that leaves time for you to pick up a new interest to help take up that time slot. Maybe you liked to read a lot when you were younger, but now doing a sport takes up too much time and you don’t have time to read any more. Well, now this is a chance to get back into that, or writing, or a game you enjoyed…anything really.
- Hang out with friends: So, maybe your sport is taking up time that you used to use to hang out with your friends. Well, being out may suck, but this could allow you to get people together, catch up, and maybe make a day (or night) of things. Invite a few people over, watch a movie, catch up. This is the perfect chance to rekindle older or slightly lacking friendships.
So there you have them, a few things you can when you’re put on the bench for your sport. These things, along with maybe hanging out with your friends that aren’t will help make your recover and time out a bit more bearable.