Getting rid of stress is just as important as having fun. If you are asking yourself, “Am I depressed?” you may want to get professional help if none of these suggestions work. The following will help you with your pain and stress reduction, and there are some great ideas for random acts of kindness.
Drink coffee in the morning sunshine.
Eat your dinner on the beach or by a lake or somewhere relaxing and fantastic.
Find a quiet place for a rocking chair ride.
Get a blanket and a book and find a quiet place to read.
Get some flowers for yourself.
Give or get a shoulder massage.
Go to bed to nap or dream or both!
Turn off your iPhone, blackberry or cell phone.
Go to a beauty salon and get a celebrity hairstyle.
Listen to music that relaxes you.
Do crossword puzzle, jigsaw[拼图] puzzle, or Sudoku puzzle.
Take your dog or somebody's dog for a walk.
Go through some old photo books.
Watch funny movies.
Exercise—make a workout routine with whatever activity you like,
or pick up an interesting hiking trail to go explore.
Pick a favorite place to watch the sunset or sunrise and go there often.
Sleep in a tree house, field, or under the stars.
Go out and get some fresh air.
Enjoy your garden or somebody else's garden.
Stretch out your body.
Smell the roses or any other plants, trees, or flowers of the world.
Watch a fish tank filled with tropical fish.
Have a fire and stare into it.
Snuggle[依偎] with gentle creatures.
Take a bubble bath.
Walk barefoot in the park.
Watch the clouds drift by.
Watch Saturday morning cartoons.
Go on a road trip.
Zen[禅] or Feng Shui your house.
Clean up something that you have been avoiding for a long time.
Take a vacation—a REALLY good vacation that is.
Hang out by the water—lake, creek, river, or even a fountain.
Get some wind chimes[风铃].
Set up some bird feeders.
Good Habits for a Stress-Free Life
Identify[确认] stressful people and situations and then make a plan to make them go away for ever.
Build your own sanctuary[庇护所] where only relaxed people are welcome.
Realize that you can't be everything to everybody.
Take 15 deep breaths.
Avoid hanging out with negative people.
Set reasonable and achievable goals.
Talk less/listen more.
Fill your mind with positive thoughts.
Wear comfortable clothes.
Get organized—the more organized you are the less stress you will have—simplify your life—throw out your junk.
Do you have chores[乏味无聊的工作]? Do them now and make room for some fun.
Clear your mind with a great listener.
Give yourself extra time to get to your appointments.
No matter how bad your day is just remember, “This too shall pass.”
Random Acts of Kindness
Bake something for your neighbors then take it to them and make them smile.
Just say thank you every once in a while.
Become an animal hospital volunteer.
Buy a hot meal for a homeless person.
Take somebody for ice cream.
Welcome new citizens to your country or community.
Try to do one kind thing for other people every single day.
Helps someone who is having hard times. Get your friends together to help you multiply your kindness results.
Buy the coffee or meal of someone near you in a cafe. Watch the fun when they go to pay.
Do some yard work for your neighbor without them asking.
Dress up as a clown and entertain the kids at a children's hospital.
Give chocolate to people.
Make prank calls[恶作剧电话], but just give compliments[称赞].
Organize a community clean-up in your neighborhood.
Pay for the food of the person behind you in the fast food line.
Send a get-well package to someone who's ailing[患病]; be sure to include
crayons and coloring books regardless of age.
Send flowers or cards to someone for no special reason.
Smile at someone who never smiles at you.
Sneak[偷偷地做] cookies into people's pockets.
Spend ten minutes holding the door open for people.
Stand at a bus stop and give the bus riders cookies and refreshments for
helping save the environment. This can also be done for cyclists and pedestrians[行人].
Take a grandparent out dancing.
Take your old clothes to a shelter.
Tell someone you don't know when you really like their hair, clothes, or whatever.
Throw a surprise birthday party for someone when it's not their birthday.
Volunteer to read stories at a daycare[日间托儿所].
Wink at a stranger.
Help Somebody if their car has broken down.
Start every day with an act of kindness no matter how big or small.
Clean up some garbage in your neighborhood.
Ask yourself, “Who in my life can use some extra kindness?” then go be kind to them.