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Ideas for Keeping 'Busy' During Facedown Recovery



 We provide a facedown mirror with each of our rentals.  Many people use the mirror for watching TV or interacting with others.  In order to break up your time, we’ve listed some ideas for helping you keep busy.

Netflix - Watch TV Shows Online, Watch Movies Online

Watch the latest Netflix shows and movies during your recovery time.  There is a FREE 30 Day trial available.  Canadian customers will want to visit 


What many people don’t know is that there are lots of FREE documentaries and movies available on YouTube.  If you have a Google Account or Gmail account, why not take the time to create a playlist of things you want to watch so you don’t have to waste anytime looking for things while facedown. Prime Video

Online shopping from a great selection at Prime Video Store.

 Steve’s Recommended Watch List of Movies

10 Movies to Watch During Your Facedown Recovery - Steve’s Recommended List

Since you are facedown for up to 10 days, how are you going to use your time? With the mirror provided with our rentals, you have the opportunity to watch TV, enjoy some YouTube videos and lose yourself in some good movies.


Since my facedown time in 2014 there are so many more options available for you.  The following options are either FREE or offer 30 day trials. This is a great way to help you pass the time as well as keep your mind sharp.  We can either embrace the opportunity to learn and grow during this time or let it pass.  Here are some of my recommendations for 2020.

The Libby App by OverDrive: Free ebooks & audiobooks from the library

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Listening is everything - Spotify

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