If you are in an accident, there is a lot you have to do. From exchanging information with the other parties involved to filing reports and hiring an attorney who can tell you about all of your legal options, the recovery process can be long and tiring.
It can feel even longer when you’re stuck at home resting and recovering!
There are a lot of things you shouldn’t do while you’re recovering, as they could cause you to re-injure yourself. However, that doesn’t mean you have to rot on the couch for weeks at a time! There are things you can to do stay busy at home while you recover from an accident.
Clear the Clutter and Get Organized
Clutter has a way of building up over the years, and before you know it, you’ve got a closet full of clothes you don’t wear and boxes that are overflowing with pictures. If you’re looking for a way to keep your mind and your hands busy, tackle that clutter while you’re working on regaining your strength!
Clean out your closet, organize your family’s pictures into albums, or go through all those random screws and nails in the garage. Place items you can donate in a box, consider selling more valuable items online or at a consignment shop and organize the rest. You’ll feel accomplished, you’ll stay busy, and you’ll still be able to recover.
Learn a New Skill
Learning shouldn’t end just because you’ve graduated from high school or college. There are many different skills we can learn throughout our lifetimes that can help in all areas of life.
Of course, there are some skills that are better to learn than others when you are recovering from an accident. For example, it’s probably not the time to learn how to ride a dirt bike, but it would be the perfect time to learn how to play the guitar.
You can take lessons online or in person, but learning a new skill doesn’t have to cost a dime. There are many skills you can learn for free by watching videos on YouTube! Just a few examples include how to:
- Unclog the sink
- Remove stubborn stains
- Create a beautiful bouquet of flowers
Read the Book, Then Watch the Movie
Reading books is a great way to pass the time when you’re stuck at home recovering from an accident. Watching a movie or a TV marathon can help you pass the time too. Why not combine the two by reading the book before watching the movie!
There are many books that have been adapted into films, many of which you may not realize. If you’re spending a long time recovering, consider reading a series and watching it after you’re done. A few examples that can keep you busy for days on end include:
- Harry Potter
- Lord of the Rings
- Hunger Games
- Game of Thrones
- James Bond
- Sherlock Holmes
Reach out to Others Online
Hopefully, you have friends and family who can provide you with support while you’re recovering from an accident. If you don’t, or if you are just looking for some new friends who know exactly what you’re going through, because they’re going through it too, you should consider reaching out to others online.
That might include joining new groups on social media, but if you’re looking for a more personal connection, consider friendship apps. These apps are a little like dating apps, but instead of finding a significant other, you can connect with someone who may just become your new best friend.
Get in the Kitchen
Making good food takes time, which is something many families have in short supply. If you’re recovering from an accident, you’ve got plenty of time on your hands to try out a new recipe!
Many people get into baking bread or cakes and cookies. Others dig into their recipe books to try a recipe they have always wanted to cook but have never had the time. If you really want to keep things interesting, try making something that most people have never heard of before, like dandelion honey or salt cured egg yolks.
Watching TV hour after hour is one way to pass the time while you’re recovering from an accident, but you’re likely to get tired of it after a while. If you want to keep your brain and your hands busy, give the five tips on this list a try instead!