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Pleasant Activities while Physically Distancing

 As Covid-19 extends and we continue to physically distance, it can be difficult to identify ways to take care of ourselves and connect with others.  Here are some ideas of activities you can still do:

Appreciating someone

Baking

Being in nature

Being quiet

Bird watching

Building something

Buying a gift for someone

Buying a gift for yourself

Caring for plants

Celebrating someone

Cheering for something

Collecting things

Coloring

Completing a difficult task

Complimenting someone

Connecting with friends

Cooking

Creative writing

Creating a new recipe

Crocheting

Dancing

Daydreaming

Discussing a shared interest or hobby

Doing housework

Doing a puzzle

Donating money to a good cause

Drawing

Dressing up

Eating food you love

Expressing love to someone

Feeling the presence of a Higher Power

Gardening

Getting up early

Giving someone a hug

Giving or receiving massages

Giving someone a makeover

Giving yourself a hug

Going on a virtual date

Having a cup of coffee or tea

Having a lively debate

Having a picnic

Hearing jokes

Helping someone

Hiking

Intentional, undistracted time with someone

Journaling

Jogging

Karaoke

Kissing (someone you are sheltering with, with consent!)

Knitting

Laughing

Learning a new skill

Learning a new language

Learning a musical instrument

Listing your strengths

Listening to a podcast

Listening to music

Making a playlist for someone

Meditating

Mentoring a young person

Online shopping

Organizing your time

Organizing a room or closet

Painting

Planning a future trip

Playing cards

Playing music

Playing with a pet

Playing a board game

Playing an online game

Photography

Practicing gratitude

Prayer

Putting aside clothes to donate

Repairing something

Reading a book aloud to others

Rereading a favorite book

Receiving a compliment

Reconnecting with old friends

Reminiscing

Rewatching a favorite movie

Riding a bike

Scrapbooking

Seeing beautiful scenery

Seeing good things happen to people

Sewing

Singing

Sitting in the sunshine

Sleeping late

Smelling flowers

Solving a crossword

Spiritual practices

Staying up late

Stargazing

Stretching

Supporting a small business

Taking a bath

Taking a break from screens

Taking a break from social media

Taking an online exercise class

Teaching someone a new skill

Texting or calling a loved one

 Trying a new food

Trying a new hairstyle

Video call with a loved one

Volunteering

Watching TV

Watching a movie online with friends

Working out

Writing a letter

Writing a thank you note for an essential worker

Writing a poem

Writing a song

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