I take my dog for a walk and take in all the greenery. Even though the escapism feeling is temporary, it lets me see my problems as smaller than my mind assumes. It feels very refreshing to abandon my worries for half an hour or so.
Clean. Clean everything. You get a workout that gets the negative feelings out and get quick results (the clean house).
Find a recipe online, go out and buy the ingredients and try to replicate it.
Or sit in a chair in my underpants and weep while clutching an empty can of PBR. One or the other, I'm not picky.
Drive out and explore new areas while listening to my favorite tunes. Always gets the mind going and you get to see new things you haven't seen in your routine life.
I call up a friend and eat. I don't even really have to talk about it. The food doesn't have to be particularly good either. It's just nice to have some company and eat together.
One of the best small joys in life, in my opinion.
- Hungry? Have you eaten?
- Dehydrated? Have you had something to drink?
- Are you dressed?
- Had some exercise?
- Seen any sunlight?
- Spoken to anyone?
- Listened to any music?
- Is there anything you are missing?