What New And Different Stress-Reducing Activities Might You Do?
© 2021 Richard Chandler, MA, LPC, Masters in Psychotherapy, Licensed Professional Counselor
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:
- Begin or expand upon an engaging hobby that challenges and relaxes you
- Up your travel to varied destinations for day-long, weekend or longer getaways
- Mystery trips – some planed by you; some planned by your travel companion
- Volunteer ushering at concerts allowing you to also attend much of the event
- Pet sitting for pay or for a return favor, for animals you like, but choose not to own
- Go back to school via free or low-cost classes including online options
- Volunteering for short timeframes for organizations you have not yet helped
- Begin playing, or resume playing a musical instrument, or sing in a choir
- Be a Big Brother or Sister to a young person or a developmentally delayed adult
- Do things artistically, including cooking, landscaping, gardening or art itself
If your stress level is high due to relationship difficulties, workplace or college stress or if you are tired of keeping things going as they are, please contact us. There is no charge for a short phone consult.
I can answer your specific questions by calling or texting me at (320)223-9481 or email me at [email protected], and we can discuss whether or not it makes sense for us to work together.