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.

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.


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.

2 Play Video Games

I have played video games when sick a few times did pass some time

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 would always play video games because it gets my mined of of being sick

Halo 4. All you need.

3 Masturbate

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

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

Masturbating always makes me feel better!

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.

4 Take a Bath/Bubble Bath

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

Hot shower is better because the steam that you breath in helps coughs and scratchy throat.

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

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.

Sometimes there's a small craft you can do that you enjoy on your lap, or whilst relaxing. knitting, drawing, making jewelry... Things that get pushed by the wayside when "regular life" is around, being all demanding.

I think crafts are a great way to get your spirits high!

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.

6 Have a Movie Marathon

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.

When I'm sick like when I have a cold I grab a Walmart bag, tissues, a nice big glass of sprite, slippers, and watch Harry potter, Merlin (thank you bbc), or maybe a classic Disney movie that will make you think aw how cute

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

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.

7 Get Other People to Do Stuff For You

You're sick, after all, remember?

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?

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

I do this all the time! Even when I'm not sick!

8 Lay Down With An Animal Pet

I don't have a pet (I wish I have a dog) so I cuddle with stuffed animals instead

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.

When I'm sick my cat and dog lay next to me. It makes me feel better...

9 Read

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.

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.

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

Whether it's your favorite picture book from when you where a kid or a chapter book you've read 5 times already just sit down with a hot beverage and read

10 Watch Crazy YouTube Videos

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

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

Yeah here are some of my favorites: danisnotonfire, amazing phill, Jonny Orlando, oil white, and Nina high hope you enjoy

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

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.

That's the same thing my mom does and I tell her that why I have to eat them can't I eat something else

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

I love saltine crackers

12 Make a Pillow and Blanket Fort, Turn On the Tv, Put On Some Headphones, and 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...

Not aloud to make a fort unless friends are over because I will never clean it up.

I have not done this yet but I have a felling it will be fun also making the fort add some stuffed animals and maybe a pet if you have one

I hide under my bed with a torch and a book its nice and relaxing but in case you fall asleep make sure someone knows where you are!

13 Drink Chicken Broth

This is good when feeling sick I had it in soup as well when I was sick

yah that always makes me feel better

Preferably with Saltine crackers.

I like to drink some soup it makes me feel better

14 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!

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

Yep I have like tons of stuffed animals and they are so soft and warm I snuggle with them on rainy and cold days

15 Watch Bad 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 watch Keeping Up With the Kardashians to see what the hell the show is about.

Jeremy kyle for 3 days straight.

Channel 4 between 9am - 12 am there is some great things on frasier, hotel hell, kitchen nightmares and undercover boss USA I highly recommended this

16 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 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

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

17 Look Up Stuff You Wanna Get for Christmas or B-day

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

What if your not allowed to look at things for Christmas until it is like December I know I'm not allowed

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.

18 Sew

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

Yay sewing is a good way to eat your way out of a popcorn castle it also is a very fast way to make turtle friends

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

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

19 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 wouldn't like to get my friends sick

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

20 Poop Your Pants

I had diarrhea accidents when I am sick before, and let me tell you, it was NOT fun nor was it pretty...

An excellent way to get your mind off being sick. If you thought your sense of smell was blocked because of that stuffy nose, think again!

Why would this help after there sick? Don't you want it to go away


21 Make Origami

I love making origami it is always so fun!

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?

22 Lie in Bed Eating Pineapple


Yes. pineapple.

23 Draw a Picture

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

24 Stay in bed, and look up random things on the net

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

All the time for me

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)


25 Make Simple Gifts

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

Cool idea thanks I love crafts too

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