Before jumping into specific activities and hobbies, it's worth zooming out for a moment to ask yourself whether there's something in your life you're doing (or not doing) to elicit the boredom you're experiencing. Here are some suggestions to help answer that question for you.

Activities & hobbies

1. Keep a Set Schedule

When you don't have a schedule to stick to, it's easy to become distracted and unproductive for example in my recover from hospital I spent most of my day in bed until my friends Finished work which was not good. I suggest For starters, make an effort to go to bed at the same time every night and get up at the same time every morning. Same goes for mealtimes, if possible.

2. Be Spontaneous

So much for point number one but me and my friends always do this and it’s a right morale booster. While keeping a routine is necessary, it's also important to break up your routine from time to time. For instance, you could decorate your house or apartment to celebrate holidays and events like Halloween and the buy appropriate food for the occasion. Another idea is to do what you'd normally do at home just in a different setting like reading a magazine at your local Coffee shop or book store.

3. Maintain Your Dignity

Even if no one sees you, make sure to shower/bathe and groom yourself regularly. You'll feel much better about yourself and when you feel better about yourself, you'll likely want to be productive in some way.

4. Stay Busy

Make some effort to do a small or even just one productive activity per day. Whether that's going out for food shopping or cleaning a room, focusing your attention on a specific task helps ward off boredom.

5. Play Jigsaw Puzzles

Puzzles are a great way to increase concentration, expand creativity and make you more alert. It also has the benefit of reducing your heart rate and blood pressure!

6. Make Crafts

There are many different arts and crafts you could pursue including scrapbooking, origami, knitting, and quilting. And if you've never tried to make crafts before, it's easy to learn.

9. Snap Photographs

Photography is a great hobby to inspire imagination and develop a keen eye to your surroundings. And if your disability restricts you from going outdoors, you can still take photos indoors.

10. Start a Collection

There is hundreds of things to collect like stamps, baseball cards, vinyl records, coins, teddy bears. The only hard part with this is that collecting can get very expensive.

11. Grow Your Own Herbs

There's something satisfying about growing your own herbs to flavour your food, plus it's a great stress reliever. Most herbs like cilantro, oregano, thyme, and basil need little care so you could start with these.

12. Learn a Foreign Language

Learning a language is a great way to stave off dementia and aging of the brain. Plus, you'll become a better listener, planner, decision-maker and all around better communicator.

13. Trace Your Family Tree

It's fascinating to jump deeply into your family history and make new discoveries, not to mention a great way to honour your ancestors.

14. Read Books

Unlike watching TV, reading makes full use of your imagination and cognitive abilities, while lowering heart rate and easing tension.

15. Register for an online Course

Just because you finished school or maybe you had to leave school due to an illness or injury doesn't mean your learning has to stop there. Keep your mind sharp by enrolling in an online learning class in any subject.

16. Build a Plastic Model

This was my favourite one when a child making model planes. The creation of models from kits or separate components is a rewarding pastime for those who appreciate abstract thinking and fine detail. Depending on your interests, you can produce scale models, military models, architectural models, car models and many other types.

17. Learn Cooking and/or Baking

Why not learn to make healthy, delicious meals which your body will love you for? (or even not-so-healthy meals on occasion!)