Many people become bored while sick, and oftentimes don't feel like doing anything. After a while, lying in bed or even binge-watching Netflix shows will become boring. So what will one do while feeling under the weather? A lot of activities are not an option. Working out isn't enjoyable when one has to tote around a box of tissues with them, playing an instrument only fogs up the head even more, and the balance is affected, etc. Sometimes someone who is ill will not even feel like walking. While sick we also tend to forget the things that we can do. Hence, I also want to bring up the point that language-learning is not a bad activity to try when all you feel like doing is staring at the wall. Staring at the wall is not productive. So even though the cognitive abilities are not at their peak during these times, you must consider the main benefit:
-Studying other languages while sick will still help drill the information into your head even when it seems everything else is going the opposite direction.
So next time you're sick and are browsing YouTube for "Worst Tattoo Compilation 2016" ( or something of that sort), consider studying your new language or even a completely new one. It will take your mind off of your illness and you will be better in no time!