Do you ever find yourself asking the question, “What should I do today?”
There are so many options to choose from!
You could go for a walk, read a book, or work on your blog.
But when you’re feeling bored and not sure what to do next, it can be hard to know where to start.
That’s why we’ve compiled this list of 21 new things that you can do today that will make you happy.
Okay, let’s get into it.
Here are 21 new things to do today
1. Start your day with a healthy breakfast and some positive affirmations
It’s important to fuel your body and mind first thing in the morning, so start by eating something nutritious and saying some empowering statements to yourself.
This will set the tone for the rest of your day.
“I am capable of anything.”
“I am strong and capable.”
“I am happy and grateful for my life.”
You can find more affirmations here: 40 Powerful Affirmations to Help Attract Money
2. Learn a new skill and get good at something
You don’t need to be an expert or even that great.
Just try your best!
Commit to practicing this new thing every day for the rest of today (and maybe tomorrow, too) until you feel like you’re getting better.
Here are some things you can learn:
- How to play an instrument
- How to cook a new dish
- How to knit or crochet
- A foreign language
- Basic Photoshop skills
- How to make money online
Whatever it is, just go for it!
3. Go on a nature walk
Getting outside and surrounded by fresh air is great for your mind, body, and soul.
Take a walk through your local park, woods, or beach and take in all the beauty around you.
If possible, try to go at different times of day to see how the light changes the landscape.
It’s also a great opportunity for some peace and quiet reflection time.
4. Declutter your living space
One of the best ways to start feeling good about your surroundings is to get rid of any excess clutter.
It might be hard, but it’s so worth it in the end.
Start today by going through one room at a time and getting rid of anything you don’t need or use.
Be honest with yourself and try not to keep anything that doesn’t add value to your life.
It’s also a great idea to organize things you do have so they’re nice and tidy.
For example, clean out your closet or pantry of any old food items that are going bad, then group them together into plastic bags or containers for easy access.
The key is to make things as simple and stress-free as possible.
You’ll be thankful once you’re finished!
5. Journal your thoughts
This is a great way to get all your thoughts and feelings out in the open.
Journaling can help you process difficult emotions, work through problems, and track your progress over time.
There’s no wrong way to do it, so just sit down with a pen and paper (or your computer) and start writing.
If you don’t know where to start, try writing about how your day is going so far or what you did today.
Or pick an aspect of life that’s difficult for you right now and get into detail about it.
Whatever feels natural to do!
Just let the words flow out onto the page without being self-critical.
You might be surprised by what you find.
6. Take a yoga or meditation class today
Both of these activities are great for reducing stress, improving your mood, and helping you focus.
If you’ve never done either before, it might be a good idea to try out a few different classes until you find one that’s right for you.
There are plenty of studios around offering beginner classes.
If classes aren’t your thing, you can even try doing yoga at home by yourself.
Here are some beginner poses that are easy to do on your own.
And if meditation is more up your alley, check out this post (How to meditate every day) for a few different ways to practice it in the comfort of your own home!
The possibilities are endless.
7. Connect with a friend
One of the best ways to feel good is by spending time with people we care about.
Call up an old friend you haven’t talked to in a while, go out for coffee or dinner, or invite them over for a game night.
The more connected we feel, the better we feel.
Plus, it’s a great way to catch up on each other’s lives.
So go ahead and pick up the phone!
8. Watch a funny movie
Laughter is the best medicine, and there’s nothing like a good old-fashioned comedy to make you feel better.
Watch your favorite funniest TV show or movie on Netflix, Hulu, etc.
Some of our favorite movies include:
- The Hangover
- The Office
- How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days
There are plenty of others to choose from, but these should get you started.
Give it a try today, and thank us later. 🙂
There’s no feeling like laughing until your stomach hurts.
9. Go swimming
Do you have a pool, lake, or ocean nearby?
If so, go for a swim!
Swimming is a great workout and it’s also really fun.
Not to mention, swimming in natural bodies of water is super refreshing and relaxing.
10. Browse your old photo album
Looking through old photos is a great way to reminisce and remember good times.
It can also be really fun to try and guess who everyone is in the photos.
If you don’t have any physical albums, you can browse your photos on social media or even go through them on your computer.
11. Go explore your city
There’s probably a lot of things in your city that you’ve never seen before.
Take today to go explore and see what new places and adventures you can find.
Check out the local history museum, go for a walk in the park, or visit a nearby landmark.
There are so many things to do and see in your city, and you never know what might catch your eye.
12. Cook your favorite meal today
There’s nothing quite like coming home after a long day and cooking up your favorite meal.
In fact, it’s a great way to feel good and relax.
Maybe you’re in the mood for spaghetti with homemade meatballs, or maybe it’s your mom’s famous lasagna.
Either way, take some time to make yourself something nice and enjoy every bite of it!
13. Go for a run
It doesn’t matter if you’re training for a marathon or just trying to lose those last few pounds: running is great exercise.
In fact, it’s one of the best forms of cardio around.
So lace up your shoes and head out for a run.
If you’re new to running, start off by alternating between walking and running until you get used to it.
Then gradually increase the amount of time you spend running each day.
You’ll be surprised at how good you feel after just a few runs.
14. Clean out your closet
Cleaning out our closets can be a great way to get organized and feel good about ourselves at the same time.
Maybe you’re looking for a way to motivate yourself and make sure you actually wear all those clothes in your closet.
Or maybe it’s time to go through the stuff you haven’t worn since high school, donate what doesn’t fit anymore or is out of style, and finally clear some space.
Either way, take this opportunity today to clean out your closet.
15. Get a massage
Whether it’s from a professional or someone you know, getting a massage is one of the best ways to feel good and relax at the same time.
If you don’t want to spend money on a professional masseuse, ask your partner if they’ll give you an extra massage today.
Or, if you have a friend who’s been dying to give one, ask them if they’d be up for it.
Either way, there are plenty of options available, so don’t hesitate and get that massage!
16. Go out to eat with your friends or family
One thing we all need from time to time is a night out with our friends or family.
So get dressed up, go out to your favorite restaurant, and have a good time!
It’s the perfect way to feel better when you’re down in the dumps for whatever reason.
So don’t be shy – call up that friend or family who always knows how to brighten your day and pick a place to meet.
It doesn’t matter if it’s your favorite pizza spot or the most elegant Italian restaurant in town, just get out of the house and enjoy yourself!
17. Plant some flowers in your garden
Possibly one of the most rewarding things you can do is plant some flowers in your backyard.
It’s a great way to get out and enjoy nature while also making sure your plants grow big and strong.
Plus, it will make every time you go outside feel like an adventure!
So grab that shovel, head out to the yard, and get planting!
18. Visit your local farmer’s markets
If you haven’t been to your local farmers market yet, there’s no better time than right now.
There are plenty of vendors and restaurants who sell fresh produce and their own handmade food products at these markets.
So it really is a great way to get out into nature while also supporting other small businesses in your area.
Plus, it’s a lot of fun to wander around and see everything that’s for sale.
So put on your walking shoes, grab a shopping bag, and head out to the market today!
19. Volunteer at your favorite charity
If you’re looking for a way to do something good and feel better about yourself, then volunteering at your favorite charity is perfect!
Whether it’s donating clothes to the homeless shelter or helping at the soup kitchen, there are plenty of places where you can volunteer and give back!
So take some time today to find out what sort of volunteer opportunities are available near you and sign up.
You’ll be happy you did.
20. Put on your favorite song and dance
There’s nothing like putting on your favorite song and dancing around the house to feel better.
It’s a great way to get your energy up, have some fun, and forget all about your troubles.
So if you’re feeling down today, put on that one song that always makes you happy and let loose!
21. Take the day off and do something you’ve never done before
Lastly, another great way to feel good today is to take the day off and do something you’ve never done before.
It could be anything from going for a hike to riding a bike for the first time.
The important thing is that you’re doing something new and exciting.
So go ahead and plan out your day, and make sure to include at least one new activity that you’ve never done before.
So what new things will you try today?
There you have it – 21 new things to do today!
Whether you decide to try one or all of these activities, we hope that you have a great day.
And most importantly, remember to relax and enjoy yourself.
You deserve it!
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