Has a little time outside refreshed you? Has cleaning up one part of your living space felt good? Has getting out of bed or having a shower felt like a small victory?
These are all meaningful activities! For the sake of our well-being, we all need to find meaningful activities to do each day that are within our reach.
These meaningful activities can include:
- Activities that connect you with people you care about. It can be as simple as watching a TV show with a friend, eating a meal together, or sharing some funny texts.
- Hobbies and fun activities that you enjoy.What do you like to do? Some examples from patients are hobbies like knitting or gardening, playing with pets, reading a good book, or playing a game.
- Activities that may not be fun, but feel satisfying. Most people don't love doing chores, running errands or paying bills, but it sure feels good when they are done!
- Activities that are important for your health.This could include things like gentle exercise, grocery shopping, cooking, and going to medical appointments.
- Activities that are part of taking care of yourself. We all have hard days when we can't do as much. On those days, having a bath or a shower, or taking some time for rest and relaxation, are important things that you can do for yourself.