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Pleasant Activities List

Try different activities to distract yourself from pain and improve your mood.

  • Go fishing
  • Text, email, or call friends/family
  • Get your hair cut or nails done
  • Take a walk, exercise, or stretch
  • Do yard work or gardening
  • Work on your car
  • Watch or participate in sports
  • Skype or Facetime with friends
  • Go to the park
  • Organize
  • Woodwork
  • Surf the internet
  • Look into classes you’d like to take
  • Plan a trip
  • Draw or paint
  • Walk your dog/play with your pet
  • Listen to music
  • Watch a movie or your favorite show
  • Take pictures
  • Read a book or magazine
  • Go to the pool or beach
  • Start or finish a project
  • Repair or fix something
  • Plan something nice for others
  • Go for a drive
  • Decorate or re-arrange your home
  • Knit or sew
  • Sing or play an instrument
  • Do hobbies (e.g., building models)
  • Visit with family or friends
  • Go outside and feel the sun
  • Enjoy a hot bath or shower
  • Chat with your neighbor
  • Write or journal
  • Play games or do puzzles
  • Go shopping
  • Meditate or pray
  • Other activities/ideas?