Whether you're on strict bed rest or partial bed rest -- these creative, fun, and useful ideas are sure to alleviate boredom.
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Catch Up on Your Reading
There's always that one book you've never gotten around to reading. Get a comfy pillow, get comfortable, and crack it open. You won't regret it!
Play Board or Card Games
Who doesn't love a marathon Monopoly game? Include your kids and husband for a fun family game night
Download or rent some of those tear-jerkers you've been meaning to see, put one in, and enjoy the show.
Get a Manicure
Even if you can't leave your house to go to the salon, your beauty regimen doesn't have to suffer. Pick out a few nail polish colors, and grab a buffer, a pair of nail clippers, and a cuticle trimmer, and give yourself a pedicure or manicure.
Channel Your Inner Poet
Pick up a notepad or some special stationary and write a few letters to old friends, a poem for your mother, or start on that short story you've always been wanting to write.
Journal or Blog
Journaling, especially when you're tied up in bed, can be therapeutic. Spend a few minutes each day (or every other day) writing down thoughts, ideas, and daydreams to calm your mind and focus your energies.
Dig out your kid's arts and crafts boxes (or send your partner to pick up a few at your local crafts store) and make napkin holders, door decks for your children's rooms, spice up your address book with new tabs, etc. The possibilities are endless.
Now is a prime time to put together that scrapbook of your littlest one that you never got around to. Or start work on a baby book for your soon-to-be-born babe. Your creations are sure to give you a sense of accomplishment, even if you haven't left your queen-size bed.
Learn a new skill such as a foreign language, a computer program, or knitting.
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