7 Useful Things To Do While Sick In Bed

I have been sick last week with a flu bug and this week it has become pneumonia and knocked me OUT. I don’t remember having pneumonia before and I never realized how much it drains you and it hurts! But enough about me.

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I have all my tech needs right here in bed.

While I’m sick in bed, I’m not able to write much. I get tired very quickly, but I have been able to do many other things to keep me busy.

1. DVR Catch Up. I’ve watched all the shows I have on the DVR and I’m completely caught up.

2. Read. I have so many ebooks that I have downloaded and never found the time to read. I’m spending a lot of time reading them on my iPad.

3. Blog Post Planning. I have a lot of time where I’m just laying here and thinking and so many blog post ideas have come to mind. I’m writing them all down. I’ve decided to think about my goals and plans for 2012 for my blog too.

4. Blog Reading. I was very behind in reading blogs and there were many blogs in my RSS reader that are no longer active. I went through them and skimmed through my unread posts and now I’m caught up.

5. Update computer. I have checked for updates on software and ran several computer cleaners on my computer to get it running in tip top shape. I just set it up and the computer does all the work.

6. Email Clean Up. I haven’t completely cleaned it up, but I have gone through a lot of my old emails and deleted those that I don’t need anymore and responded to others. I can do this in little chunks of time which is about all I can handle.

7. Calendar Planning. I have a lot of calendars from my kids activities, hubby’s schedule and other things that need to be added to my calendar. I am about half done with that.

My suggestions is to find things on your To Do List that can be done in small chunks of time and do not need a lot of concentration. I’ve fallen asleep a few times while working on something, but it’s ok. Rest should be #8.

What do you do when you are sick in bed?

About Michele

A 40-something geek trying to juggle 4 kids, digital lifestyle blog, husband, running, living a healthy lifestyle and still find time for digital scrapbooking. Love Lifestyle Technology, Social Media, Fitness Gaming, Diet Coke, Running, PC & Mac Geek, Reading, Beach and anything with Glitter or Bling! I am addicted to learning and self-help books.

10 thoughts on “7 Useful Things To Do While Sick In Bed

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  3. Hi Michele, great list of ideas…a couplemore I would like to add…

    When I am sick and in ded, one thing I think about is how can i develop my blog and busines and can reach target market. That is the most peaceful time to think and at times I get so many ideas which I can never think of in regular days…

    Additionally, when I am sick and in bed, I keep reading posts like yours which are full of ideas of what one can do…

  4. Hi Michele. Thanks for such an interesting post . It indeed sounds a useful time spent in bed . I too believe that when I am in bed so many alluring blog post ideas come to my mind . Moreover this time can also be utilized to run computer cleaners as I usually tend to avoid and postpone this on working days . Nice post.

    1. That’s a great idea. That is good for those times where you are sleeping a lot. Wake up, set up the scan and go back to sleep. That’s the ultimate in multi-tasking.

  5. Thanks for sharing your suggestions, these are simply brilliant. It’s really difficult to be on to go or for that matter write when one is not feeling up to it.

  6. Great! These are areas that I seem to neglect to do when I’m busy with my regular job of writing, being sick dosen’t necessarily mean less productivity for us. When manageable, other taks can still be accomplished. Thanks!

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