Have you thought of studying? There are *some* correspondence schools around that will allow you to do short, self-paced courses. I've done a few 100 hr correspondence courses while on disability and at least I feel (and can prove to people who think I'm just bludging) that I'm achieving something and working towards a new future for myself.
I'm reluctant to put the names of the schools here, unsolicited, because it may seem like an advertisement. However, if you're interested and would like to know their names, start a new thread with a visible title like "Hey, Ivy!"
and I'll answer.
And yes, reading is good too
I have a LOT of penfriends - that helps ease the social isolation. Again, I can point you towards a good pen friend club if you're interested.
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