Many times in my life I have experienced periods of low moods. Something I stumbled across somewhere along the way was the concept of a creating a Comfort List to help to manage low mood.
What is a Comfort List, you might ask?
A Comfort List is a list you write of the things that make you feel good, so that when you are feeling low you can pull out your comfort list and choose something off the list to do.
Here is an example so you can see the kinds of things on someone’s comfort list…
- Run a lovely hot bath with bubbles and candles and soft music
- Buy some beautiful spring flowers to add colour to my house
- Go to a monastery and observe the vow of silence for a weekend
- Go for a massage with hot stones and warm towels
- Read a romance novel or other favourite book and don’t feel guilty
- Invite my girlfriends to lunch at the beach
- Call my girlfriend I love walking and talking with and go for a walk
- Lie in the hammock in the backyard with nothing on
- Fly to Albany for a weekend at the beach watching the pelicans
- Go to my favourite restaurant and order pumpkin risotto
- Hug my kids and play board games with them like we used to
- Start writing my memoirs – no judgment, just write
- Take my camera down to the national forest and take photos
- Hire a kayak and go kayaking on the river
- Go Op Shopping with my a friend or family member
- Pull out the art supplies and be creative
- Create a vision board to keep my focus positive
- Sit on the couch and watch a romantic comedy
- Go to Karaoke, have a few drinks and sing my heart out
- Go for a long drive in the country and enjoy a picnic lunch
Take the challenge and write your list of 30 things you could do if you were feeling blue.