10+ Things to Do When Stuck on Your Bum With No Hands

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As much as I would love to pretend that I have some amazing ideas for “What To Do When You Are Stuck On Your Bum With No Hands”.

I don’t.

Some of the items below are repeats from the post 30+ Things to Do when Stuck On Your Bum (a.k.a. Bedrest) with hands free adaptations.

I will, however, list the items that were suggested in hopse that others will share their ideas in the comment section or through email.

I know I personally cannot tolerate being idle and I swear even when I’m asleep my mind runs at 5,000 miles per hour, so no hands becomes VERY depressing for me and yes, I have been there.


10+ Things to Do When Stuck on Your Bum With No Hands

  • Phone a friend (Use a blue tooth or old fashioned headset)
  • Schedule doctor appointments, visits, etc… (Using a blue tooth or hands-free headset)
  • Compose emails (Using the hands free program on your phone or a program on your computer)
  • Learn a new language through an audio program (try your local library, friends or on-line)
  • Listen to an audio book
  • Listen to scriptures or bible lessons (or whatever you enjoy) on-line
  • Listen to talk radio (I enjoy Dave Ramsey, myself)
  • Watch videos on-line to earn points redeemable for cash, prizes and coupons.  Swagbucks, Recyclebank and many other sites offer these options.
  • Use Dragon Speak or a similar talk to type program to write a story, create a blog post, brain storm, do school work, make to-do or shopping list or just to to remind yourself of things.
  • Use Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime or other video streaming programs to catch up on all your favorite TV shows (In Order)
  • Have a movie marathon with your significant other, best friend or children (they can make the popcorn)
  • Catch up on needed rest
  • Watch the cooking channel and learn to create something new to wow your family with when you are better.
  • If you have small children work with them on their ABC’s, Numbers, and Colors

10+ Things to Do When Stuck on Your Bum with No Hands PinThe majority of you who contacted me are unable to use your hands for much of anything, including computer activities and were disappointed with the original post 30+ Things to Do when Stuck On Your Bum (a.k.a. Bedrest)   PLEASE add any suggestions you have in the comments below.  We want to offer every idea we can to help people stay positive during these times of frustration.

If you can use your hands in any capacity you may be interested in our post 30+ Things to Do when Stuck On Your Bum (a.k.a. Bedrest) .



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5 Comments

  • By Nicole, October 4, 2014 @ 9:41 pm

    I spend my “stuck on my butt” time doing surveys online that PAY. My favorite is OpinionOutpost. In the month I’ve been a member, I’ve made at least $45. For every survey I’m rejected from, I also get a free entry into their monthly $10,000 giveaway!
    If you join by my referral link, I get a $1, too. 🙂
    http://tracking.surveycheck.com/aff_c?offer_id=1915&aff_id=2619&aff_sub=completePage&aff_sub2=ZLP0a8y8Tbhhxc6bmhKeyoR18uK6yp9h

  • By TinaMiller, October 7, 2014 @ 10:13 am

    Thank you Nicole. I will have to check it out next time I am down and out. This month is a little too hectic to study it too much now.
    Please share any other ideas or links you may have. 🙂

  • By Wendy, January 11, 2016 @ 10:31 am

    That is an interesting thought. I’ve been on bed rest but I’ve always had the use of my hands. I would have to do a lot of praying and meditating to keep my anxiety and impatience in check. I can sit for long periods of time doing nothing by choice, however, when that choice is taken from me it tends to make me a little on edge. Definitely include reading and watching things that make you laugh. Laughter is great therapy!

  • By TinaMiller, January 14, 2016 @ 4:29 pm

    Thanks Wendy. We have another posts in the making with additional ideas and I will certainly add these. If you have any posts that would apply to the link up here at The Zippy Zebra I would encourage you to link up here in addition to ‘Sharing Saturday” at Treasured Tidbits.

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