If you have been used to a busy working life, and active social life and you suddenly find yourself disabled, and boredom is setting in, you might find that the worst part of it all. While you are waiting for insurance people, the medical folks and everyone else to catch up with your new way of life (if you need more information about insurance companies there is more found here) let’s take a look at some stuff you can do to pass the time.
Firstly, boredom isn’t something that should be ignored or taken lightly. It has links to depression and feelings of lesser value – so as soon as you get that bug, nip it in the bud. Fill up your days and feel more productive.
Not everything on the list will work for everybody, but the ideas might be useful for you or someone you know.
Start a blog! This one is a great outlet and combines writing your feelings and daily life, with photography and a whole host of other skills. You can chronicle your life daily, and find a network of other disability bloggers (and you can earn extra money from blogging!). If you can’t type, you can dictate or get a friend to write it for you.
Books. Getting lost in a great book is the perfect way for anyone to pass the time. Joining people on adventures or going through heartache with the main characters is a little bit wonderful. There are book challenges you can join, and try and tick off as many books as possible. If you struggle with reading a book, then you could opt for the audio version of the book.
Photography is one of the most enjoyable hobbies in the world. You can slowly craft your own vision over time. Work with other photographers or models, explore the opportunity to travel, and find out what really gets your juices flowing. Perhaps it’s oils and water macros, maybe it’s vast landscapes of soaring mountains and deep lakes. Whatever it is, you can use lenses (and some post editing) to bring it to life.
Get crafty. This one has the added bonus of making an income if you get really good. Wirework, jewelry making, painting, or creating miniature sculptures. You can usually purchase reasonably priced starter kits online, that gives you all the necessary materials for you to get started. After that, the world is your oyster, and you can set up an Etsy store, or sell locally at market days. Craft is cool because it gives you something tangible at the end of almost every project.
Finding your people. This one isn’t a hobby but rather a way to fill your days with great people. Most cities and towns have a lot of local groups for everything from business to knitting. Find something that sounds interesting and goes and joins up. You can test out a few on the route to finding the one that fits you best. Either way, you’re bound to meet some great people.