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what do you do to pass the time?

blue_zebrablue_zebra Member Posts: 74 Connected
A poll to gain a positive perspective on what is available to us and that can help us not only pass the time but distract us from pain, thoughts, feelings and anxieties. Hopfully it will offer an overview of what makes us happy and give opportunity for others to discover what might be beneficial to them. 

Sorry only 10 allowed so wilted it down. 

what do you do to pass the time? 25 votes

Arts and crafts modelling, card making etc
24%
Sam_ScopeApril2018momAilsspobretpollyanna1052Grinchy 6 votes
Sports inc. wheelchair friendly
0%
Music/singing/performing
8%
M_AnthonySparklebright 2 votes
Mindfullness/meditating/yoga
4%
Tom_Scope 1 vote
Reading/writing/drawing
16%
Chloe_ScopeAdrian_ScopeCressidaelle_t 4 votes
Computing/gaming
12%
PaulLamb5gillyfrog66Mustang 3 votes
Baking
4%
XenasMum 1 vote
Floristry
0%
Animals/nature/wildlife
12%
deb74focuswheeliegran 3 votes
Chatting/ other....
20%
GeoarkCockneyRebelfeirAmi2301debbiedo49 5 votes

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  • blue_zebrablue_zebra Member Posts: 74 Connected
    Feel free to explain and explore what these activities may include. The idea is to help others see positive ways to do things that they enjoy. Also please add your own below if yours isn't listed (I was limited to 10). 


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  • debbiedo49debbiedo49 Member Posts: 2,906 Disability Gamechanger
    Chatting/ other....
    I could only tick one option.
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  • blue_zebrablue_zebra Member Posts: 74 Connected
    Thats ok, feel free to elaborate on what you like to do and how it helps if you wish. 

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  • Sam_ScopeSam_Scope Member Posts: 7,732 Disability Gamechanger
    Arts and crafts modelling, card making etc
    I like sewing, knitting, crocheting.  I also have an allotment (though there are lots of times when Im too ill to work in it).  I read a lot, and watch movies and boxsets :)
    Scope
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  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Community champion Posts: 5,256 Disability Gamechanger
    Chatting/ other....
    When I am well enough I teach a range of practical skills, from how to wire a plug, decorating, wood work, car maintainance and repair, jewelry making, welding. I used to teach church bell ringing but seldom now as I can't climb the bell tower  
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • XenasMumXenasMum Member Posts: 27 Connected
    Baking
    I put baking but also enjoy crafting and am hoping to relearn crocheting after watching Kirstie's handmade Christmas 
    I've always been a movie addict so now I'm less mobile I do watch quite a few. My biggest problem is motivation but once I'm started it comes much easier. 
  • blue_zebrablue_zebra Member Posts: 74 Connected
    Thanks for your input everyone some fabulous ideas here and sounds great fun!  I wish there was more for the disabled community to get involved in. If love to do wheelchair dance myself but nobody local. 

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  • wheeliegranwheeliegran Member Posts: 20 Connected
    Animals/nature/wildlife
    I have no idea if this is still going. I could only tick one option but I also like crafts, sewing and spending time with my family and my husband and our two dogs. I do wish there were social places to meet other disabled folk during the day. 

  • AilsAils Community champion Posts: 2,249 Disability Gamechanger
    Arts and crafts modelling, card making etc
    I could only tick one option too, so have arts & crafts as my top hobby.  I enjoy knitting, reading, cooking, Tai Chi and have an interest in animals, especially my cat.  :smiley:   Thanks for posting this interesting poll @blue_zebra.

    @wheeliegran, do you have a Social Connector or Community Adviser in your area?  When we moved to a new area I got in touch with one through Social Services who was great at putting me in touch with various clubs/societies operating in my area through the day.  Also here are some links to organisations who run clubs/groups for disabled people:-

    https://www.phab.org.uk/

    https://www.ableize.com/disabled-groups-and-clubs-by-county/

    I hope you find these useful.  :smile:


    Winner of the Scope New Volunteer Award 2019.   :)
  • wheeliegranwheeliegran Member Posts: 20 Connected
    Animals/nature/wildlife
    @Ails I have lived here for forty years and pretty much know everything as we have a What's On in our area...it's being up to travelling at specific dates and times and actually being up to it to. Sometimes I'm confined to the house or bed for anything from a day to months. I prefer a few people to a crowd and like to be flexible. It's surprising how many friends you lose becoming disabled isn't it.
    I'd just like a friend or two or three to have a coffee and a chat with who I share the same interests with as well as having different ones to heighten our conversations...I can't be tied to certain days or dates so find making friends difficult
  • AilsAils Community champion Posts: 2,249 Disability Gamechanger
    Arts and crafts modelling, card making etc
    Hi @wheeliegran, I'm sure you do know everything that is going on in your area if you have lived there 40 years.  It's a long time!  I know the feeling of not being up to travelling at specific dates/times as my pain can dictate that too and sometimes don't get out to knitting group, etc.  Yes, you can lose friends being disabled which is a shame.  I can't think of anything else at the moment, but if I do then I will post or maybe one of our members or community team maybe able to come up with ideas to help.  I hope you find what you are looking for anyway.  All the best.  :smile:
    Winner of the Scope New Volunteer Award 2019.   :)
  • wheeliegranwheeliegran Member Posts: 20 Connected
    Animals/nature/wildlife
    @Ails Aw thank you so much. It's just one of those things hatbox maybe one day I'll be lucky and meet a new friend.  :) Until then hubby, my family and my dogs are all my best friends  :D
  • April2018momApril2018mom Member - under moderation Posts: 2,882 Member - under moderation
    Arts and crafts modelling, card making etc
    I love art. I also enjoyed dance and trampolining lessons as a child. What hobbies do you enjoy doing? 
  • AilsAils Community champion Posts: 2,249 Disability Gamechanger
    Arts and crafts modelling, card making etc
    You are welcome @wheeliegran and that is a lovely attitude to have.  :smiley:
    Winner of the Scope New Volunteer Award 2019.   :)
  • PaulLamb5PaulLamb5 Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Computing/gaming
    I never have enough hours in the day,DIY ,gardening,reading,cooking,cleaning and movies.phew!!!
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Administrator Posts: 8,472 Scope community team
    Reading/writing/drawing
    I love writing my blog but I also enjoy things like crocheting :) 
    Community Partner
    Scope
  • April2018momApril2018mom Member - under moderation Posts: 2,882 Member - under moderation
    Arts and crafts modelling, card making etc
    Went to the library yesterday to see the art books. I used to do sewing and bead work as a child might start that soon.
  • izaiza Member Posts: 461 Pioneering

     Arts and crafts  
     Sports (cycling only in the summer, roller skating) 
     Reading books about health lifestyle, natural medicine, healing/ Mindfullness /meditating/yoga Nidra 
     Writing poems, painting 
    Baking/ cooking and constantly looking for new recipe or creating my own recipe for example suitable for vegetarian 
    Chatting
    To distract the brain from thinking about pain I try to switch the biochemistry of hormones in my body by watching stand ups, comedy clubs shows in my native language or romantic movies. I try to watch something funny so my body produce more "happy hormones" . 

  • mrbuttonsmrbuttons Member Posts: 221 Pioneering
    I watch a lot of you tube videos its a great resource and a way connect to others world wide. it can get a bit hectic and brutal in the comments section, best to stay clear of the comments and focus on the topic of the videoes.
    i also have found a way to do free online courses with an organisation called WEA I have enrolled but not started an online astronomy course. i will keep my eyes on the stars and not gazing at my navel and feeling sad. 
    also audiobooks are a lifesaver.
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 663 Pioneering
    Computing/gaming
    Posting on forums
    Games on the computer
    Youtube videos of Top Gear, QI, comedies etc.
    I am looking at doing some study
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Administrator Posts: 8,472 Scope community team
    Reading/writing/drawing
    Some really good ideas on here! What is everyone doing today? :)
    Community Partner
    Scope
  • AilsAils Community champion Posts: 2,249 Disability Gamechanger
    Arts and crafts modelling, card making etc
    Just been doing some housework then on the Community.  :smile:
    Winner of the Scope New Volunteer Award 2019.   :)
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 663 Pioneering
    Computing/gaming
    Currently drinking a nice rhubarb gin mixed with ginger ale!
  • mrbuttonsmrbuttons Member Posts: 221 Pioneering
    edited October 2019
    i received a lovely surprise phone call which distracted me from the growing panic about my ESA benefit Interview/ assessment next week, i spent the rest of the day doing an online grocery shop and following the American political circus on you tube. always good for a chuckle.
  • April2018momApril2018mom Member - under moderation Posts: 2,882 Member - under moderation
    Arts and crafts modelling, card making etc
    Reading 

    Also lately, I have started stitching a blanket today for baby T. 
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Administrator Posts: 8,472 Scope community team
    Reading/writing/drawing
    What's everyone up to today? :)
    Community Partner
    Scope
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 663 Pioneering
    edited October 2019
    Computing/gaming
    I’ve spent most of today just looking around this forum! 

    I have however also finally finished putting together my letter and evidence to ask for a mandatory consideration for my PIP, so just need to get out to send it off now.
  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Administrator Posts: 6,533 Scope community team
    Reading/writing/drawing
    Fingers crossed for you @66Mustang! :)
    Senior Community Partner
    Scope
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 663 Pioneering
    Computing/gaming
    Thanks :smiley:
  • April2018momApril2018mom Member - under moderation Posts: 2,882 Member - under moderation
    Arts and crafts modelling, card making etc
    What's everyone up to today? :)
    I taught my little girl and boy (2) how to spell using sand. I also spent time doing some disability related paperwork and planned our yearly pre Christmas trip to London by train to see a musical. Tickets are booked. I cannot wait. I then ordered some embroidery resources online too at lunchtime and sat in on Logan’s first PT session this afternoon since I had a rare free day off work. 
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Administrator Posts: 8,472 Scope community team
    Reading/writing/drawing
    This sounds lovely @April2018mom! When is the embroidery due to arrive?
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    Scope
  • April2018momApril2018mom Member - under moderation Posts: 2,882 Member - under moderation
    Arts and crafts modelling, card making etc
    It came today @Chloe_Tear! Sorry for not responding earlier. 
  • Lauren80Lauren80 Member Posts: 13 Connected
    Hi there, I am mostly at home now due to severe anxieties and special needs but I mainly take the dog for a walk, watch tv, youtube & play games. I don't have a lot of friends unfortunately. I have 2 friends. 
    Lauren F
  • GrinchyGrinchy Member Posts: 87 Pioneering
    Arts and crafts modelling, card making etc
    I ticked only one, the arts and crafts one, when i'm able i enjoy sculpture and creating masks and busts based on movie characters, i also enjoy movies and star wars, i have my own room of collectables sometimes when my mind is racing i just go in there and chill, really helps
  • GeoarkGeoark Community champion, Scope Volunteer Posts: 1,264 Disability Gamechanger
    Chatting/ other....
    I ticked other, I am fortunate in that I have been able to continue working from home though it has its ups and downs. 

    Recent announcements means my employer has begun to look at how they can start to return staff back to work but have already said the offices won't be opening this month, we don't expect to return until at least September, but without a vaccine it is likely some members of staff will be out a lot longer. It has been interesting though to see their change in attitude towards home working and mobile working. They have opted for large open plan offices and some don't have enough desks so hot desking has been a huge thing. Things that don't work well in the current climate.

    For some it is working out well, for others it has been very frustrating. Personally I am hoping the end game will result in a mixture of attending the office one or two days a week with the option to work from home the other days.

    As an individual I stood alone.
    As a member of a group I did things.
    As part of a community I helped to create change!

  • April2018momApril2018mom Member - under moderation Posts: 2,882 Member - under moderation
    Arts and crafts modelling, card making etc
    Lately I have done a lot of reading with the kids. I have also walked around and did some colouring at night in bed and practiced meditation too. I used to do skipping but that has fallen by the wayside.  
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