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Having Fun When Mobility is a Consideration

17 Jan 2022

Being unable to move much isn’t fun – especially if you are a big fan of moving about. But even if you aren’t normally one to zoom about, it can be frustrating to find yourself much more stationary than you’re used to or would prefer to be. This is especially true if you’ve experienced a huge life change and now find that you will be making a permanent life change.

However, just because you’ve found yourself making an adjustment, it doesn’t mean that you can’t have fun. It might not be quite the same kind of fun as you’re used to, but with a little bit of searching you will find something you enjoy.

In this article, we’re going to be going through a number of these activities that you should consider doing – if for no other reason that it will allow you the opportunity to try new things.

Get Into Reading

If you’re like us (and most people) you probably didn’t exactly enjoy a lot of the reading that you had to do in school. A lot of the time it was boring: the books were old and the stories were dull. Poetry was pointless and novels were too long.

But just because you didn’t like reading back then, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t give it a try now. After all, now you can make your own choices on what to read and when. Now that you’re out of school, you can make your own choices on what you like to read.

For example, maybe you’ve always been a big fan of football; you could read a few autobiographies of your favourite players. Or maybe you really like watching Endeavour on ITV. Well, there’s an entire genre of novels about detectives – including Colin Davis’s own Morse novels.

There are more books to choose from than there are pieces of pottery in Stoke-On-Trent. Whatever your taste, whatever your interests, there is definitely a book out there for you.

Embrace Your Artistic Side

At the same time, you can take this opportunity to express yourself artistically. There are a number of mediums you can choose from – everything from watercolour painting to sculpture to songwriting and creative writing. Of course, the medium you choose to indulge in will depend on your own personal likes and dislikes, as well as possibly health concerns.

For example, generally speaking, Creative Writing will require the least amount of physical effort and allow you to stay at home whilst practicing your art. On the opposite end of this spectrum, painting landscapes with water colours may require a considerable amount of making your way through the countryside, with the materials with you. Alternatively, you may decide to paint something from within your home or imagination. Regardless of the medium you choose, artistic endeavour offers a wealth of opportunities.

Not only will embracing your artistic side help you to express yourself, but it’s also a great opportunity to learn some new skills. Speaking of which…

Learn Some New Skills

Related to the above, now is a great time to learn a new skill and do something you never thought you could or never had time to do before. Maybe you’ve always wanted to learn how to cook? Or maybe you’ve always wanted to learn how to play a Pagani violin solo? Or maybe you’ve always been considering learning Espanol? Now is the perfect time to roll your sleeves up and get started.

Not only can learning a new skill be extremely fun, but seeing your skillset grow over time can be an extremely positive experience, too. You’ll feel a noticeable increase in your level of confidence and also see a noticeable improvement in your general mood.

Take Up Games

There are dozens of games you can play with friends, family and even other gamers. Board games, card games, electronic games, as well as a hundred other types and varieties. If you’re willing to try something new, you can even try out one of the many role playing games which have sprung up over the past few years.

Games offer a unique experience and opportunity. Not only are they a skill within their own right, but they also have a social component: you always have to play with someone else in order to get the most out of your game. This means that taking up a game is the natural choice if you want to be more social. Thanks to computer advances, such as Skype and Facebook Messenger, you can now even play these games with people all over the world from the comfort of your own home.

Gaming is a fantastic way and a guaranteed fun time. Not only are they a veritable skill in their own right, but they’re also a great way of keeping in touch with friends, family, and other players.

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