When You’re Feeling Down

Hello all! Happy Monday!

I recently wrote about a tough time that I went through and mentioned that when the hard times hit, I was at a loss for what to do about it. Nothing felt like it would work. So here I am in a better place now (YAY!!!) and I am going to make some nice lists for us to all try when we are going through a rough patch. Perhaps you can go through my suggestions and pick a few that might work for you then keep them somewhere special for when you need them. I may break the lists up over a day or two. Lets see how creative I can be with ideas first. 🙂

WAYS TO NURTURE YOURSELF

  • Sit down with a tea or a coffee.
  • Colour in a colouring book.
  • Make a favourite snack.
  • Play with an animal.
  • Read a joke book.
  • Get a massage.
  • Drive with the windows down.
  • Watch the clouds. Find shapes in them.
  • Play with Play Doh or clay.
  • Wrap up in a cozy blanket.
  • Take a nap.
  • Read a happy children’s book.
  • Put on some comfy clothes.
  • Get a manicure.
  • Blow bubbles.
  • Take a bubble bath.
  • Light candles.
  • Take a long shower.

WAYS TO MOVE

  • Weed the garden.
  • Go bowling.
  • Stretch.
  • Buy flowers.
  • Plant something.
  • Dust the house.
  • Swim.
  • Take a walk.
  • Wash your bedding.
  • Jump rope.
  • Cook a nice meal.
  • Hula hoop.
  • Go to a park.
  • Rearrange a room.
  • Play a sport.
  • Iron clothes.
  • Take a karate lesson.
  • Do an exercise video.
  • Wash dishes.
  • Take a dance lesson.
  • Vacuum.
  • Walk at the mall.
  • Weed the garden.
  • Drive to a new town. Walk on their main street.
  • Play with a pet.
  • Do water aerobics.
  • Ride a bike (indoors or out).

WAYS TO BE SOCIAL

  • Call a friend.
  • Write a letter or a note.
  • Meet a friend for lunch.
  • Visit a nursing home.
  • Counsel someone.
  • Write a thank you card.
  • Organize a card game.
  • Turn your Facebook chat on and say hello to a few friends.
  • Invite someone to come visit.
  • Go out for a coffee.
  • Bake for a neighbour.
  • Invite someone to go shopping.
  • Send a nice email.
  • Go to a craft show. Chat with the vendors.
  • Walk down the street. Say hello and smile.
  • Be extra kind to a cashier. Wish them a good day.
  • Have a Skype type chat.
  • Make a gift for someone.

I will continue this on Wednesday and cover 3 more areas of well-being.

Have a great day everyone!

 

 

2 responses to “When You’re Feeling Down

  1. All are wonderful ideas, anything that keeps you from sitting alone and thinking about your worries.

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