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Combating Sadness #2: Get some Hobbies.

So we went over just saying yes to more work projects but how about some fun? Do that too! Every time I join a fun group or start a fun activity it makes me feel so much happier. What are some good ways to have fun?

  1. Start a book club! – With a resurgence of books to movies/shows this is the perfect time to have some of your friends join in with a book club! I just started one with a few friends because of Big Little Lies — that HBO series was SO GOOD, did you know it was originally a book? Next up in our club — The Handmaid’s Tale! It’s also a great way to just get back into reading.
  2. Outdoor activities! – It’s May already! The weather is getting nicer and nicer, how about go for some hikes or if it’s warm go for a swim! Sunshine is known to make you feel happy what with this dispensing of Vitamin D.  Just make sure you apply some sunscreen or else that happy time can turn into a painful one.
  3. Plan a Trip! – Summertime is also known as the perfect time to go on some fun vacations. Plan a beach getaway or visit another country and immerse yourself in their culture. Trips are so much fun because they literally are an escape from your day to day life and there’s so many pro’s — you meet new people, you learn new things, you have so much fun — the only negative is just saving up some time off and money for them.
  4. More clubs! — I mentioned book club because that’s what I do but there are so many others that you can sign up for or create — a running club, a sewing club, a writing club — try going to meetup.com and see if they have any fun meetups and clubs near you.

Here’s just a few ideas, what are some of your hobbies or activities that you like to do to distract yourself from getting mopey?

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Day Six: Favorite Winter Outdoor Activites!

Even though it is getting a bit cold out there’s still loads of fun things to do outside. Don’t let the chill scare you try out some of these fun things!

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1. Ice Skating – The classic winter outdoor activity. When I was younger because my birthday was in the winter we would go there for my birthday party sometimes. I really like going to the rinks out in the country though I think it is really cool that more Rinks are popping up in cities.

2. Skiing – I actually am pretty terrified of regular skiing just because I have no clue how to do it properly I just do one stick move and start moving and pray I don’t hit a tree. I love cross country skiing though, it isn’t as extreme but you see a lot of lovely sights and it is a great workout.

3. Hit the Christmas Markets – I love the Christmas markets especially all the ones in London that pop up and the Bryant Park ones in Manhattan. I don’t really buy much, mainly food and mulled wine but it is just a lot of fun to see what they have amd walk aroundwith your friends or family. They have a great chocolate shop near Bryant Park where I always get a fancy cup of hot chocolate too.

Those are just a few quick ideas. They are great little exercises, too, especially the first two so don’t be discouraged by the cold, going outside still can be fun! What are some of your favorite activities?

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