YOUR OWN LIST OF 10 “LESS USUAL THINGS TO DO”

What stress reducing activities might you do that are different from what you have already done?

Unique experiences add zest to life and help you to refresh yourself from day-to-day concerns. The idea is to make a list that is more doable than a “bucket list;” make it a “sand pail list” that you can place into action based on your current economic capacity. Make this list on your own, or with your mate.

Here is an example of a “Less Usual Things to Do” list:

Carl Jung “Red Book” Drawing

  1. Begin or expand upon an engaging hobby that challenges and relaxes you
  2. Up your travel to varied destinations for day, weekend or longer getaways
  3. Mystery trips – some planed by you; some planned by your travel companion
  4. Volunteer ushering at concerts allowing you to also attend much of the event
  5. Pet sitting for pay or for a return favor, for animals you like, but choose not to own
  6. Go back to school via free or low cost classes including online options
  7. Volunteering for short timeframes for organizations you have not yet helped
  8. Begin playing, or resume playing a musical instrument, or sing in a choir
  9. Be a Big Brother or Sister to a young person or a developmentally delayed adult
  10. Do things artistically, including cooking, landscaping, gardening or art itself