Top 10 Feel-Good Activities

Because we all need to relax and enjoy the moment, I’ve put together this list of 10 activities that can help you feel good.

Snuggle your cat

Or your dog. Or your partner. Or your roomate. You get the idea! It’s completely free and one of the easiest way to feel good.

Start a Gratitude Journal

Two months ago I started writing every day 3 things I’m grateful for. It can be anything, and it really works! I’ve started to appreciate what I have more and realise my blessings. Put your notes in a cute journal and leave it by your bedside.

Watch a Comedy

Laughter is the best medicine! What’s better than watching a comedy with some snacks (popcorn or candies?!). A few of my favourites comedies: “Some Like It Hot”, “21 Jump Street”, “Very Bad Trip” and “We’re the Millers”.

Run a Bath And Light Some Candles

The ultimate self-care and relaxation combo! I think it is one of the best feeling to sit in your bath surrounded by candles. Add some peaceful music and welcome to heaven!

Play Board Games

Board Games are a proven way to make people happy. It’s a lot of fun for everyone and it actually helps reduce stress as well as lowering your blood pressure (unless you are as competitive as I am haha). You have to try Uno, Lynx and Cards Against Humanity!

Exercise

Six months ago, I would’ve never put “exercise” in this list. But since I started exercising, I can honestly say that it does make you feel better, both mentally and physically. And you don’t have to work out every day, I exercise two or three times a week and I can feel the gains! Even just going for a walk or stretch for 10 minutes a day, you’ll feel happier.

Call a Friend

What’s better than talking to a friend or family? It always puts a smile on my face. Plus if like me you live far from your loved ones, we have so many ways to connect nowadays that if you feel down it’s easy to reach out! We have a lot of options between WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, FaceTime. You can also download House Party to play trivia and other fun games, live with your friends!

Tidy up your space and Decorate

I don’t know about you but I feel content and proud when I’ve cleaned something and it looks like new again. There is something cheerful about seeing the results of your hard work and how neat it looks. Studies show that a clean space boosts productivity and helps clear your mind! You can also decorate your bedroom, kitchen or any room really with plants, colourful posters or garlands!

Make a Cheese Board

Aaaah cheese… my love for life. If you don’t know by now, I am the biggest cheese addict! If I feel down, one of the first thing that comes to my mind is to make a cheese platter. I love putting all the ingredients on a beautiful wooden board, grab a glass of wine and get comfy watching a movie with my cheeses! Our brain actually releases dopamine (the happy hormone) when we eat salty foods like cheese. That explains why I’m so addicted. Find out how to make the perfect cheese board here!

Watch TikTok videos

I have to admit, I can’t stop watching TikTok videos once I open the app. You can find so many feel-good videos that will make you laugh and want to watch more! My feed is actually saturated with funny cat videos because I always press “like” on these ones! TikTok is also a great mood booster because it is based on music that’ll make you energetic and eager to learn a dance or two!

I hope you enjoyed this list of 10 feel good activities, let me know in the comments what’s your favourite!

If you like this post, also have a look at how to stay busy and healthy at home!

Comments

  1. lys says:

    Hello ! A very good list especially : SNUGGLE YOUR CAT ! I totally agree with that…😻

    1. Stephanie says:

      Thank you! Ahah I know, cats are the best 😉

  2. Katy Malkin says:

    I have 3 cats and 2 kids so plenty of snuggles here! Yoga is also great.

    1. Stephanie says:

      That’s amazing! Lots of love from everyone 🙂

  3. Adélaïde says:

    Starting a gratitude journal is such a great idea ! It made me think of 3 things I’m currently grateful for and just thinking about it made me smile 🙂

    1. Stephanie says:

      I love having a gratitude journal it makes you happy instantly! I’m glad it made you smile!! 🙂

  4. Annette says:

    I love snuggling up with my 3 cats – Buster, Fleur and Kitty. Even better if there is a cheese board involved!

    1. Stephanie says:

      Oh, that sounds amazing!

  5. Stephanie says:

    Those are amazing ideas and easy to do ,you just have to do it ! Thank you for sharing this 🙏❤

    1. Stephanie says:

      Yes, exactly! No problem, happy you liked it 🙂

  6. Em says:

    I’m the same with you about exercsie – I wouldn’t have put it on my morning routine either! But it makes your morning feel so much more productive.
    Great read, thank you for sharing !

    1. Stephanie says:

      It does! Glad you feel the same 🙂
      You’re welcome!

  7. Alice says:

    The 8 first are literally my favorite things to do 🙈 I wish my baby would be more into snuggles though 😂 But I love to journal, I’m super into board games since our first camper road trip and the rest is just the best to feel good!

    1. Stephanie says:

      Ahah I’m sure he will later 🙂
      Board games are so good! Which ones are your favourites?

  8. I love cheese boards! 😀 It’s my favourite summer meal! 😛 I like the idea of the gratitude journal. It’s easy to focus on the problems of our life and forget about the good things. Remind ourselves all the good things is a very good exercise to realize how lucky we actually are 🙂

    1. Stephanie says:

      Exactly!! And when you start doing a gratitude journal you actually realize that you have way more to be happy about then what you think.
      And who doesn’t love cheese boards ahah 😉 the best!

  9. Cécile says:

    Hello ! Very Nice list ! Thank’s 😊

    1. Stephanie says:

      Thank you Cécile! 🙂

  10. Awe, yes! snuggle your cat! I love it! Working out is something I do 5-6 times a week, but it’s more difficult doing it at home in a dark basement, but hoping they will reopen soon!! 🙂

    1. Stephanie says:

      Oh wow! Good on you 🙂 I don’t have the motivation to work out that much yet!
      Yes, hopefully we can go back to our “normal” lives soon!!

  11. Grace says:

    Love all of them but my favourite is decorating and gratitude journal that I’ve started a few weeks ago ✨

    1. Stephanie says:

      So good! A gratitude journal is one of my favourite as well 🙂

  12. Ayomipo says:

    Journaling is my second love. It puts me right in that good mood when I’m penciling all those wonderful thoughts in my head. Thanks for this post

    1. Stephanie says:

      I love it too, makes me feel so good!
      You’re welcome 🙂

  13. caitlin says:

    These are perfect ideas for when you’re in a funk <3 love them!

    1. Stephanie says:

      Thanks so much 🙂

  14. Olivia says:

    Watching a comedy is my favorite!

    1. Stephanie says:

      It’s so good, isn’t it!

  15. Kimberley says:

    These are all great ideas, I’m all for watching comedies and playing board games. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Stephanie says:

      I’m glad you like them!
      It’s my pleasure 🙂

  16. Tik tok is soooo addictive! Definitely will be doing a cheeseboard (and wine) at some point this weekend!

    1. Stephanie says:

      I know right?! I can stay 1hour easy on it lol. Yeees, cheese and wine is the best 😉

  17. Cyong says:

    Great list. All are easy to accomplish too. Shows that the world isn’t as grim as we might think.

    1. Stephanie says:

      Thanks! Yes, easy and free 🙂

  18. Lindsey says:

    I agree to all of these, especially cuddling with you cat! I have also been meaning to start a graditute journal.

    1. Stephanie says:

      Cats make me sooo happy! A gratitude journal is one of the best things I’ve started this year, definitely recommend 🙂

    1. Stephanie says:

      Thank you!

  19. I love these tips! Especially things like tidying the house and exercising are things that I usually skip when I’m tired, whilst I know that in the long run they will make me happier. Thanks for the reminder!

    1. Stephanie says:

      Definitely! It’s all about effects in the long run 🙂 Thanks for reading!

  20. Serena says:

    Nice list! Though board games can be stressful, depending on who you are playing with haha
    But I think that if you avoid relatives is all good 😂

    1. Stephanie says:

      Haha that’s for sure!

  21. Great post! Thanks for the activities! I agree with you on the exercise one as before all of this I barely did much exercise and now I’m doing loads more!

    1. Stephanie says:

      Thank you! Yes, and once you start you won’t stop 🙂

  22. A cheese board sounds simply lovely!! Great idea!

    1. Stephanie says:

      Thank you 🙂

  23. Brenda says:

    Hi it’s Brenda from RubyHemMinistries.com I must admit I’m more of a dog person. My service dog really helps me with the snuggles though.

    1. Stephanie says:

      Yes, dogs or cats, they’re both great for snuggles!

  24. Love this amazing list but my most favourite feel-good activity is watching comedy!

    1. Stephanie says:

      It’s one of my favs too!:)

  25. Alyssa says:

    Thanks for these suggestions! They’re so easy to do, but I can see how they will make you feel good and so relaxed!

    1. Stephanie says:

      Exactly, easy and simple but effective! 🙂

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