Read books you’ve been wanting to tick off the list
Watch documentaries, learn new things.
Look at articles online
Write/blog memoirs or stories..get out of your head.
Teach your dog new tricks/complete some obedience training with them. Things that you wouldn’t normally have the time for.
Listen to music and chill
Listen to podcasts and discussions on other topics- other events and global issues will still be happening out there.
Have time out- make sure you still have fun and watch pointless TV etc and binge on Netflix shows (if you want to).
Reflect on your past achievements
Study and complete online courses/seminars or workshops
Ask for help if you need it
Sleep, sleep and sleep some more
Remember to keep up with your other medications
Make sure to eat well, keep your body healthy and continue to get your protein in
Bring back the phone chats- connect with people in old ways and don’t forget to check in with people.
Cook new recipes and even bake?!
Connect with people on dating apps, actually give them a chance and invest some time in them…who knows!
Make sure to continue making future plans and projects you’ve had in your mind for a while.
If you are house bound and can’t work from home there are still plenty of other proactive things you could be doing with your time. You don’t need to become a Netflix slob.
Research shows that regular walking actually modifies your nervous system so much that you’ll experience a decrease in anger and hostility. Seeing as people with fibromyalgia usually have a ‘damaged’ nervous system, we could benefit a lot from this. Sometimes it’s doing the small things that can really help us.