Updated: Jul 9
So, I tried to do a list of 24 easy feel-good things to do for your wellbeing, as a little advent calendar thing... But it was harder than I thought, as I tried to keep the activities easy to do and suggest things that you can simply do alongside your daily routine.
Anyway, here we go: 14 easy feel-good things to do for your wellbeing.
Go outside, take a few deep breaths, do a little stretch, and LOOK around you. Looking at things at distance helps reduce stress and anxiety.
Go for a walk. Even if it's just around your garden. Take yourself out of your usual environment and relax.
Next time you are walking, really look and listen. Notice the beauty of the trees, leaves and the sky, and listen to the bird song.
Set yourself mini-challenges: for example, each day, notice three things in nature.
Plant some veg. Growing your own is very satisfying, and some veg can be easily grown on your window!
Eat your home grown veg! They will taste amazing ;)
Add a plant to your home. They make the space look cozy and fun and are good for your health. Some plants even purify your air - try the snake plant, for example. Always make sure your plants are pet safe! (Please note, Lilies are FATAL to cats)
Collect natural materials such as pinecones to make handmade home décor, or use them for crafts with your children. An amazing thing my family used to do was to collect conkers and use toothpicks to create animals, people, and more. It's so much fun!
Get crafty. Whether it's painting, crafts, playing music, or anything else, do it. It really can relax you! And you do not have to be 'good' at it to enjoy it. It's about the experience.
Look up at night. Notice the moon and the stars. Appreciate the incredible world we live in.
Do a walk/cycle around a local park
Pet some animals. Cats, dogs, bunnies, hamsters, rats, and any other animal that likes to be pet. Do this with your own pets, friend's pets, or volunteer to help take care of animals at a shelter.
Go to a makers market! Seriously, the amount of amazing, creative people there are at those markets is amazing. So much inspiration, but also so many incredible conversations
Go to a food festival/market. I love the vegan markets we have in my town, there is so much delicious, incredible food to buy.