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There’s a lot of talk about happiness and happiness projects. I like to keep a list of things I can do that make me happy/will lighten a dark or anxious mood when I find myself in one. Here’s a sample of items on my list:

  • Listen to cheesy 80s music – the cheesier the better
  • Watch stupid comedies – Zoolander, Billy Madison, and the likes
  • Watch a few episodes of Friends or Big Bang Theory
  • Read a book or a short story
  • Go for a walk
  • Go to a cafe and get some coffee
  • Call a friend
  • Send a message to a friend on FB
  • Make a list of things I’m grateful for
  • Go for a run
  • Do something crafty
  • Draw something
  • Write
  • Listen to spiritual music
  • Listen to classical music
  • Read about other people’s success stories
  • Read a motivational blog post
  • Hug my son
  • Hug a cat
  • Go to a pet store
  • Hug a friend
  • Send a note to a friend appreciating them
  • Help someone else
  • Volunteer for a cause
  • Find something funny about the distressing situation
  • Make up a song about what’s causing me anxiety, worry, stress, or strife – bonus points for making it funny
  • Get outdoors

You get the idea. It’s nice sometimes to have a list of things that you can do if you’re feeling a case of the blahs. What does your list look like?

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