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What New And Different Stress-Reducing Activities Might You Do?

© 2024 Bonnett Chandler, MA, LPCC; Richard Chandler, MA, LPC; Kelly Krueger, MA, LMFT

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:

  1. Begin or expand upon an engaging hobby that challenges and relaxes you
  2. Up your travel to varied destinations for day-long,  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
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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.

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.

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