Best Things to Do While Home Sick

Too sick to be productive? Too sick to go to work, or just can't do it today. There are a few of my favorite things to do whilst stuck in bed, sick.
The Top Ten
1 Sleep

Cold and flu symptoms can keep you from getting a good night's rest when you need it.
Be lazy. Avoid doing anything that requires a lot of energy. Stay at home for a day or two and sit and stay down. Sit on the sofa, uncurl and watch a movie or the news. Or go online and watch videos on YouTube or update your status on Facebook. Lie on the couch or in your bed and read a book. Find a way that you can stay entertained while sitting or lying down. Take naps. Although you may have trouble sleeping regularly, when you're sick you tend to get tired more often. In the middle of the day, whenever you feel tired, have a warm cup of milk, get in bed and catch up on your beauty sleep. When you wake up you'll probably feel more refreshed than before.
Don't let anybody bother you when you're sleeping or relaxing.
Keep all of your lights off if you are trying to rest.

I don't want to have the cold I have on my birthday since it is next week, and that happened to me 2 years ago and I felt better before my 12th birthday and I am almost 14 and I get the amount of sleep I need.

This is the best thing to do while sick! There was this one day I was miserably sick in bed, I went to sleep for 2-3 hours and when I woke up, I felt great!

For me, there is no better way to forget you're sick than to enter dreamland, and pretend you're not, at least for a little while.

2 Play Video Games

I threw up last night, and had to miss school, and I'm actually pretty glad I got sick, since I hate school so much. The only downside is that I would have to make up some work, but usually my school doesn't give out any homework on Wednesdays (The day that I had to miss), so it's fine. Maybe I'll just play Video games instead.

I believe that video games are very beneficial to a person if they are sick... For example, they can get your mind off of your pain (not advised if your head hurts), and they also give you a source of entertainment in which does not require much physical movement.

I say take your eyes off the screen and do something healthier instead. Video Games tend to keep us from our real body's needs, which we must take care of when sick. I.e. water, fruit and vegetables, fresh air, friendships, sleep, showering, if you can't exercise try to learn yoga or similar relaxing exercises.

Haha. For some reason, when I saw this list I thought of it as home sick as in "missing home" or "wanting to go home", not "Staying home with a cold. "

3 Masturbate

I'd love to (it's what I've been trying to do all day), but I have a hard time getting erect when I'm uncomfortable with a fever. It's not easy.

Hey, it releases dopamine into the brain, which is relaxing and can lead to sleep, why wouldn't you do it?

It gives you something to do while laying back. Plus it helps you burn calories. A win win

You know you've been wanting to do it and now you have time, so go for it!

4 Take a Bath

If you have one of those bath pillows you could lay down and rest you're eyes for a while. This is really relaxing and I always do this. Also you could wash your hair as this is also relaxing and releases stress

I'm nine and bubble baths are fun its like sleeping in a warm blanket but with bubbles and water! I always but my swimming Ariel doll and my MY LITTLE PONIES its really fun

I know it doesn't, but I always feel like a bath makes me feel better, at least for a little while. I guess if you have a head cold the steam might be good for your sinuses.

When I'm sick, I love to take the ultimate relaxing bubble bath. It opens my sinuses, well the heat does. It makes me feel better, especially when I have a cold.

5 Crafts

When stuck at home ill crafts is a great way to wind down and take away all the aches and pains. Also it takes your mind of being ill. And we all hate being ill.

Making little animals from foam, felt and pipe cleaner (or "chenile stem" I should say) is a lot of fun! Also if you can sew and have a sewing machine that is a lot of fun too.

Crafts are a great idea ecpecially if it is an easier craft so you don't have to move around so much. Like making jewelry, knitting/croecheing, even sewing with needle and thread, and drawing

Watch movies! Best hits from 2013 I would also recommend relax such as listen to music or play a board game. Those are things I do when I'm sick!

6 Watch Movies

That's what I love to do while I'm sick like, I just watched all the twighlight saga. But, with all ten reasons I love this one the most even though I love to play video games, I don't want to contaminate the controllers and make everybody else sick too.

Love Harry Potter, but haven't seen them all in a really long time, put em in? Terminator 1 - Salvation? Go for it. It's your day, and if you fall asleep while watching movies, that's ok too.

I do really like watching movies, but sometimes watching movies all the time you get kind of bored. Well that's just me.
Thanks for the idea.

Movies are the best thing to do when you are sick! Relax on the couch drink ginger ale and eat crackers!

7 Get Other People to Do Stuff For You

I love doing this! I mean, they don't listen to me most of the time, but it's entertaining, therefore it's worth it... You know?

Unfortunately when you're all better and you keep on faking illness your parents will be suspicious

Yes the only bad thing is that it could make them mad but they know that you are to "lazy" to do things.

That's cool but what I like to do is make up some stupid idea and make them listen to it

8 Lay Down With An Animal Pet

They always sit next to you and they never leave your side. Pets also know when your sick so they already come over to sit next to you.

My pet, Clover is so cute and when I snuggle with him for awhile and pet him for at least 1 hour when I get up he follows me.

My cats avoid me like the plague when I'm sick, but when they do pity me enough to cuddle it's the best feeling ever.

Yup I have my puppy and a fleece blanket right here with me and that's all I need to feel better.

9 Read

I have just done it! A little frustrating at first because my blanket didn't stay in place but I made it work and now in the corner of my room I have a place with loads of pillows and soft stuff and I'm sitting in it right now watching YouTube because YouTube makes me feel better! Except when I have a headache...

Reading a little on the stuff the teacher is talking about in the classes you miss while staying home is a grear way to stay updated, motivating myself to do it.. Is something else

When I'm sick and have nothing active to do, there's no greater time for the geek within to live vicariously through the characters I read of.

Another thing that is perfect to do while you are sick, that you might not be able to enjoy as much of when life is in full swing.

10 Watch YouTube Videos

Oh my gosh I love watching YouTube it totally lifts my spirits when I watch cats try to jump really high and then there's that one moment of truth where you think they are going to make it but just end up falling on the floor. -#Guiltypleasure

It's something to do while your sick and it will give you a little lift

Maybe sometime's I will watch crazy things on YouTube

Oh yeah. I do this when I'm not sick laugh out loud.

The Contenders
11 Eat Saltine Crackers

I don't care if I have a cold, or the flu, or food poisoning, nothing feels better, or tastes better than those plain, stupid crackers. I call them sick crackers. Can't eat them 360 days a year, but those 4-5 or so days I'm sick, I'm all over that.

I eat them all the time whether I'm sick or not, these are like the God of crackers

Really? I doubt many people have 'saltine crackers'

Yay crackers when ya sick taste yummy!

12 Drink Chicken Broth

Love it love it the best kind o soup is chicken noodle sou. And I eat wit oyster crakers

I like to dip my saltine crackers into my chicken broth.

Yes you should it always helps when you are sick at home

No matter how sick you are chicken broth always helps

13 Lay Down With Lots of Stuffed Animals

There cute cuddly and in my opinion is just think stuffed animals re relaxing when I'm sick for those reasons you should lay down with. Lots of plush animal

For the person two quotes down, you do whatever you would like! Your dad sounds very insecure. Pity him, do what helps you!

DO THIS! I'm not feeling well and I'm doing this and its really relaxing me. Just snuggle up to your plushies and close your eyes

What if your not allowed I'm not allowed my step dad teases me for it

14 Watch TV

Whether it's just because it's your guilty pleasure, you want to fall asleep but need something to do it to, or there's nothing on, sometimes watching bad TV is cathartic.

Ok T.V. is awesome take your pet and just lay down on the bed watching T.V. playing games on iPad or just petting your pet while eating in bed all those cheer me up but my dog only follows my mom she thinks my moms "alpha of the pack" or something

Always works for me
It gets my mind of things
Makes me feel all better
I can do this any time any place and were
Every time Me and my mom watch T. V together

I have 103'f temperature. So that's like really high fever, and right now I am watching missed out episodes of vampire diaries.

15 Search Online for What to Do

Curl up on the couch with a good book and spend the day reading a good book and drinking tea.

I literally got to this sight because I was looking for things to do when your sick lol

I do this even when I'm not sick because I get bored a lot

I do this all the time especially today since I'm sick

16 Research Products You Want to Get

This is not a good idea what if its far away then so you can only do this a certain time of year so it ain't a really good idea that everyone can do only some peoples whos birthdays near the time they are sick so yeah.

My birthday may be 6 months away, but when I looked up stuff for my birthday, I felt healthy again. I also found a ton of good toys! It really works!

I really like looking up stuff for my Birthday, Easter and Christmas. Whoever wrote this thank-you

I always do this but I always forget about the things and struggle to find things on the holiday lol

17 Sew

This is a long process because it isn't easy to sew as I know when I first started.. It would take hours and hours and probably days to sew with your hand and fabric let alone if u have a sewing machine, that takes hours too as I know from experience.. The easiest thing I would say is to make a scrunchie but your gonna need elastics and fabrics so

Sewing is fine just as long as you don't stab yourself with the needle laugh out loud

I don't know how to sew because I'm only 8

I can sew,I just don't do it that much.

18 Play a Board Game With Friends

What if your house is too small for friends to come round or what if your sick and it is school or just know one will play with you...I poorly and my family won't play a bored game with me so I doubt people will play with you

I'm an only child! Thanks, but what if there's no one around? Any other Ideas?

I'm an only child and I would hate to get my friends sick to

If you are sick why would you be with friends?

19 Make Origami

Origami is a great way to pass the time. If you don't have an inkling on how to make origami, look it up on the net!
If you do not Have Origami paper there are some origami pieces that you can do with regular printer paper

Yah origami tastes yummy and is especially explosive

What if u don't have coloured paper? Huh huh huh?

I love making origami it is always so fun!

20 Eat Pineapple
21 Draw

Love It! It will never fail to get you laughing at your art skills... Or applauding them!

That is if you can draw without becoming frustrated that is if you can't draw well.

I like to draw I love anything artistic so this takes your mind off everything

I love drawing moari art

22 Browse the Internet

For some weird reason me and my friends look up phobias during a sleepover

This is pretty much what I always do when I'm sick..It simply takes your mind off the pain(if you have any, haha)

All the time for me

23 Make Simple Gifts

Cool idea thanks I love crafts too

Giving handmade Gifts to all your friends and teachers is a nice way to take your mind off being sick

24 Ask People What to Do

I've done this for an hour or so, and it's SUPER FUN! I swear, I wish I was sick more often now. It's extremely interesting to see what others enjoy when they're sick at home (and possibly bedridden) just like you. Or, at least, it is to me.

I get told off for asking that

25 Drink Hot Cocoa

Good for being sick in WINTER

They help your soar throat

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