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A list of fun things to enjoy

Find time for fun, happy, enjoyable things!

Spending to much time adulting can take the fun out of life.

Sometimes, people suddenly realise their life feels empty.

It's time to take control, and start having some fun again.

Everyone is different, so you'll have your own fun things.

But here's a list to get you started.

Let us know what is missing from the list!

Our list of things to do, to help mentally health and wellbeing

  1. Breath slowly and deliberately. 5 in, 7 out.
  2. Build a fort.
  3. Cook something you like.
  4. Cook something new.
  5. Create a collage of things that you like (own photos or internet snaps).
  6. Dance.
  7. Draw a picture.
  8. Fly a kite.
  9. Handstand or cart wheel.
  10. Have a garden campout.
  11. Help someone.
  12. Jigsaws.
  13. Jump around.
  14. Laugh.
  15. Learn an instrument.
  16. Learn a new language.
  17. Listen to music.
  18. Listen to nature.
  19. Look at something that beings you peace.
  20. Make a list of things you enjoyed as a child. Do them!
  21. Make a photo book.
  22. Make a model.
  23. Make a video show or film.
  24. Make a wish list.
  25. Meditation or guided meditation. Feel your mind and body relax.
  26. Painting.
  27. Paint your nails.
  28. Play a board game. Dominos, cards, snap, snakes & ladders, chess, mahjong.
  29. Play an instrument.
  30. Play some music.
  31. Pull faces.
  32. Puzzles.
  33. Read a book or magazine.
  34. Run, walk or crawl.
  35. See if you can do the alphabet backwards.
  36. Shopping for something that brings you calm.
  37. Sing a song.
  38. Stretch your body out.
  39. Visit a friend you've not seen for a while.
  40. Visit a place you like.
  41. Watch a show or program that makes you happy.
  42. Write about your greatest moments, past or future.
  43. Write a letter.
  44. Workout.

Disclaimer: Only do activities that are safe and suitable for you!

What enjoyable things have we missed from the list? Send us an update:

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