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Pleasant things to do

There are times when stress and life difficulties can seem to be getting the better of us. The more we try to sort things out, the more tired and frustrated we can become. Sometimes, it can be useful to give yourself a break, to go away and do something else, something relaxing, something useful, something pleasant or simply something different:

  • Go to the movies or book to see a play.
  • Go to the ocean, a river, a lake.
  • Go for a walk, run, swim, or a cycle ride.
  • Walk in the park.
  • Read a short story.
  • Pick up a pencil and paper and draw something.
  • Visit a fresh food or flower market.
  • Try a new recipe.
  • Choose a gift card for a special friend.
  • Look up at the stars or the clouds.
  • Wander around in a book or antiques shop, or a fishing and camping store.
  • Take a trip on bus, train, ferry.
  • Take yourself out to lunch.
  • Visit a library.
  • Listen to some music, go and see live music.
  • Do the washing up.
  • Contact a friend.
  • Take a dog for a walk or play with some animals.
  • Cook a favorite meal or snack.
  • Re-organise your files, cupboards, living space or shed so that it works for you.
  • Do a puzzle.
  • Plan a trip or short break.
  • Watch your favourite TV program, a good movie or a play.
  • Do some exercise.
  • Get out, go bowling, go fishing.
  • Sit and watch the sunrise and sunset.

Try to mix life up a little, book in something pleasant to do every few days.