Being home-bound is not unusual for many chronic illness fighters. But being absolutely unable to leave the house is new for most of us.
So in this post I am going to compile a list of things that you might like to do while you are home-bound. As new ideas come my way, I will add to it.
Please remember, that even if you are busy with small children or working, as I am (both), you still deserve to take time out for your own self-care.
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Would a massive list of low histamine recipes help with some ideas for cooking and baking? I have you covered with this list from Through the Fibro Fog.
Would you like to do some learning while you are at home?
Alison -Their About page says, “We believe that free education, more than anything, has the power to break through boundaries and transform lives.” And living with chronic illness is definitely a barrier to further learning.
I have my eye on a few of their free courses for some future up-skilling. With options for 2-3 hour certificates or pathways for diplomas there is a lot to search through. Subjects range from touch typing to French to graphic design to project management.
Udemy is also a great option.
Coursera.org is another online learning platform.
You can also teach yourself some skills from YouTube videos. Think about what you have been meaning to learn about it likely exists there.
Would you like to keep moving, within the bounds of your current physical ability? I have you totally covered here.
The Foundations of Yoga for Chronic Pain and Fatigue is my toolkit opened up to help you create your own – use the tools yoga offers to make your own daily coping kit.
If you would like my entire repository of online, on-demand yoga, breathing and meditation classes and courses then you are welcome to come and join Yoga for the Chronic Life virtual studio. I have been building this for several months now.
You could walk one mile in your lounge with Leslie Sansone. I love her videos. When I was struggling to do any movement when heavily pregnant with severe pelvis issues I did some gentle walking with these videos.
Restorative Yoga class designed especially for fibromyalgia.
Netflix. Hulu. YouTube. Basically any television service provider.
Amazon Kindle Unlimited offers a month free
If you have a home business or would like to create one then you could start reading up now.
Here is a post I wrote about Ways to Make Money with Fibromyalgia
Jenna from the Bloglancer has two ebooks you might like to check out. The Blog Growth Toolkit and Blog to Business: Your Pitching Toolkit.
- Take a bath
- Do some yoga
- Snuggle with your significant other/pet/child
- Call a friend
- Make a list of your pain management options so you can use them as needed without floundering about forgetting what helps
- Give yourself a massage
- Breathing practice
Do you have any more tips?? Please comment below!
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