Bookmark This Graphic for 100 Activities to Enjoy on Good Health Days
With life’s constantly increasing demands, chronic or mental illness symptoms, and our schedules getting wilder by the day, it’s tough to fulfill our basic need for fun. Living with a health condition means you may not have the energy or ability to do something fun every day, but when you’re having a good day, it may be the perfect time to fit in some time for joy.
Research suggests engaging in leisure activities provides a multitude of health benefits. Having fun reduces our stress levels, helps us cope, promotes relaxation, fosters creativity, and boosts our mood, all the more reason to make it a priority. Participating in activities we enjoy increases our serotonin (that feel-good chemical in our brains), improves our focus and concentration, and even helps us sleep better. Sometimes
If you’re in need of inspiration, check out this detailed graphic by BelievePerform (@BelievePHQ), a London-based site promoting mental health and wellness — it’s guaranteed to spark a few ideas for your next adventure, whether you need a low-impact activity to avoid a flare or to get out of the house and see something new.
— BelievePerform (@BelievePHQ) January 19, 2021
The most exhilarating activities are also free of cost: walking the dog, being outside in nature, gardening, going for a run, or taking an online workout class are all great ways to elevate your overall mood and wellbeing. If you’re feeling mellow, reach out to a friend you haven’t heard from in a while, write in a journal to reconnect with yourself, begin a practice of meditation, volunteer to help others in your community, or send a meaningful note of gratitude to someone you appreciate.
If you’re struggling to get motivated, start small. Even little actions can go a long way.