Pleasant Activities while Physically Distancing

 As some continue to be cautious about gathering together due to Covid-19, 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:

Activities

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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