Activities that make me happy

Life has been chaos lately.  From the last time I wrote on my site three years ago, I have undergone a personal transformation.  Eventually, I will write about that, but for now, I’d like to begin a running list of activities that make me happy and have minimal costs associated with them.  I have been under a lot of stress, and having a reference to help me out when I am feeling overwhelmed would be great for me to look to when I need to find ways to relax.

  1. Read a book.  Actually, I should make another list of books I have not read but would like to.
  2. Watch a movie. Same as above.
  3. Play my Game Boy Advance or retro NES/SNES games.  Maybe one day venture out and try the N64 😀
  4. Find a friend and play a board game.
  5. Bake cookies.
  6. Practice my buttercream piping skills.
  7. Compile my recipes into my very own cookbook.
  8. Watch an art or nature documentary.
  9. Journaling/blogging.
  10. Play Pokemon Go!
  11. At-home spa: hot bath, manicure/pedicure, face mask.
  12. Call my mom for a chat.
  13. Learn how to use my airbrush so I can make a Northern Lights cake.
  14. Work on my paper succulent wreath.
  15. Relearn the French language.
  16. Go for a run/walk.
  17. Yoga.
  18. Practice pole dancing.
  19. Learn how to make a new gum paste flower.
  20. Browse Pinterest for recipes/projects.
  21. Text with a friend.
  22. Watch a sporting event (currently watching baseball playoffs–not too exciting this year though).

I’ll be adding to the list, but these popped up right away as ideas.  I hope to expand the list.  If you are reading this and have a suggestion, I’d love to hear it.