Peace and Quiet in the Urban Squall

Here is a quick list of activities that can leave you smiling in a chaotic world.

  • Make plans to create special moments, whether on your own or with others. Make them something new – experiences that get you out of your box.
  • Take pictures. They are great for remembering what is good in your life.
  • Put an effort into nurturing yourself. Take a bath with candles. If you’re not a bath person, go get a massage.
  • Take walks. Get yourself outside of your work or your house to take in nature and the world around you. Pay attention to your environment.
  • Eat well and exercise routinely. Yes, we’d all like to veg at the end of the day, but push yourself a little and you will feel better.
  • Set short-term goals that are achievable. You’ll benefit from the sense of fulfillment and find yourself accomplishing more over the long term.
  • Keep a journal. Putting your thoughts to paper can be cathartic.
  • Try and learn something new. When we challenge ourselves in some way, we feel better about ourselves.
  • Make eye contact with people. It let’s them know you are listening to them when they talk.
  • Find something you like that you can get involved in and develop a new skill.
  • Make lists to feel organized. You can feel really lost some days. Make a list of things to do and then cross things off as you get them done.
  • Read books. You’ll challenge yourself, learn something and keep growing.