Things to encourage rest
Movie marathons – choose movie series or themes.
Plan and organize – my med routine is constantly changing, and I forget to take them our drink water. Make checklists.
Listen to audiobooks – they are free and downloadable from the library
Listen to podcasts – they are free and on every subject from comedy to astrophysics. Star Talk is one of my favorites
Journal or blog
Read other people’s blogs – especially on chronic fatigue and Lyme
Get cute and cozy pjs
Get coloring books and nice pencils/ pens – there are really nice fancy ones for adults, ones that are like stained glass, etc
Take a bath – with epsom salts, lavender, music or audiobook, and nice lotion for afters. Not too hot or it might trigger a herxheimer reaction.
Cruise pinterest – every subject imaginable. Sometimes I use it to dream of what I will do when I feel better
Sit outdoors, in a comfortable spot with a pretty view.
Bird watching – set up feeders near a window
Games on my phone – I especially like puzzle games
When I have a bit more brain power:
Learn to knit or crochet
Read – the library has free downloadable books