Stop the boredom

As  chronic pain patients, it can become very difficult and discouraging to find activities that we are still able to do physically or mentally  let alone that we are able to enjoy.  When I was first diagnosed, I struggled deeply when trying to find things that could help take my mind off the pain and redundant nature of bathroom breaks, intermittent depression, and a boring diet. Over the years, I have found a myriad of different websites and other at home activities to help distract me when I’m having a bad day and am unable to leave the house or act like a real person in the outside world.   I realize that not all of these options will work for everyone …so please don’t email me every five seconds about how much “that site sucks”  or  why you don’t think the content on another site is inappropriate. I trust that you all can sort out what you like and what you don’t  without making it a “meh” experience for anyone else.  Do ya like my little “*tsk tsk, I shall shake my finger at you” warning? Me too!   Anyway, all I aim to do  here is at least give some starting options for those of you on the path of finding your own activities and entertainment.  I’m sure the internet has enough options for all types of people and personalities. I mean, I’ve heard that it’s a really big place that literally has “All the things”. Sarcasm rant over. Here’s a list of some of my favorite distractions. They are broken up into categories for organizational sake!  It’s up to each of you to find which  work best for you and your current situation. I’ll leave the comment section open so that you can post any sites or activities that aren’t listed here and will update periodically to keep us up to date on the ever growing technological world!

 

Enjoy.

 

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Entertainment websites/blogs:

The Oatmeal

StumblUpon – go click the stumbl button and see where it takes ya. I press this buttons for hours and hours and hours and hours on end.

Damn you autocorrect   maybe my most favorite thing in the world ever….

Buzzfeed

Post Secret

FML

Urbandictionary

Ebaums World

FreeKibble

TMZTMZ

Huffpost

Twisted Sifter

The Overgrown

IC-Network

 

Social Media:

Tumblr

Twitter

Facebook

Instagram

Youtube

LinkedIn

WordPress

Reddit

Pinterest

 

SmartPhone/Ipad Apps:

Swarm

Foursquare

Duolingo

IMDB

Snapchat

Vine

Skype

 

Games:

Popcap Online Games

Big Fish Online Games

MSN Games 

 

 

Shopping:

Living Social

Gilt

Groupon

Choxi

Try the world

Etsy

 

 

Listen:

Soundcloud

Spotify

Pandora

I Heart Radio

Slacker

 

Watch/Video:

Youtube

Hulu

Netflix

Shudder

Amazon

Vudu

Crackle