59 Awesome FREE things to do to Feel Amazingly Alive

13/06/13

X Awesome free things to do to make you feel amazingly alive

Life is short.

You may know it rationally, but do you really know it?

Although I would never recommend walking the path I’ve been on to anyone, there are certain benefits of having known deep, hollow and desperate depression.

First of all – after you come out on the other side you feel like you can do anything.

But that is not my point.

It took being locked up for me to realize how vital freedom is to make a beautiful life. It took hitting rock bottom for me to realize how much I yearned to live. And it nearly took ending my life for me to realize that for most of my time on earth I hadn’t been truly alive. It took facing death for me to realize how much I wanted to be.

I made a decision then – in a hospital bed on suicide watch – that I would not wait. I would not push into the future what I could have right here and now.

Freedom. Dreams. Love.

I decided to stop writing bucket lists. And start writing to do lists.

I’m sure you have a bucket list too. A list of amazing things to do – one day.

Most of us do – either written down or in our heads.

But do you have a list of awesome experiences that are free, simple and achievable within the next couple of months?

Didn’t think so.

Luckily, I made one for you!

Looking-down

Dance in the moonlight

Plan for this amazing experience when the moon is full. If you can summon up an African drummer – I would totally go for this. But in our modern era, an ipod with some tribal tunes will do. If you can, I recommend going to a forest, a mountain or a desert – but anywhere that is not lit up by streetlights will make this a magical experience.

Rest your head on a dogs belly

I don’t think there is anything more healing than resting your head on a sleeping dog’s belly. There is something about that deep trust, both from you and from the animal, that makes this an experience like no other. If you already have a dog, this should be no challenge. If you don’t, I would offer to dog sit and spend some time with the dog before you make the first attempt.  Keeping calm and move slowly will help establish the trust. If you are lucky, the dog will let you rest on it’s belly for a little while! (It is painfully obvious … but this works best with large to medium sized dogs!)

Move your fingers after Savasana

Savasana, or Corpse pose, is the final resting pose after any yoga session. However, you don’t have to sweat it to enjoy this experience on a regular basis! Just lie down, put on some relaxing music and enjoy the awesome feeling of slowly waking up your body after a good 10 minutes of rest.

Tell stories by the bonfire

Nothing beats the power of stories and a group of good friends. Ask everyone to prepare a true story, a fairy tale or a myth and plan to spend some quality time together. Feel the energy and know that you are carrying on a tradition as old as humanity itself. If you need inspiration for stories – I truly recommend the book Women Who Run with the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estés.

Look at old photo albums

Nostalgia can sugar coat any bittersweet memory, but you can’t argue with the fact that reminiscing is a lovely activity. Look through the photo albums from your childhood, and from when your parents were young. Bonus points if you can do it with a family member or old friend who can tell you the stories behind the pictures. Prepare to have a laugh!

Say a prayer in a sacred place

Religious or not, I am a believer. There’s something so profound about praying and asking for what we need. Doing it while soaking up the energy of a sacred place where generations have prayed before you is a very powerful experience. Pick a place that seems intriguing or interesting to you. This can be a church, a temple, a synagogue or a mosque – but also an opening in the woods, a mountain or a ruin.

Use essential oils in the shower

You have to shower anyways, so why not make it an experience every time? I recommend waking up to a drop or two of Eucalyptus oil, resting to a calming lavender oil, or getting nourished by a sensual Sandalwood or Jasmine oil. Heat up the wall with hot water and splash a drop or two of oil on the wall. The heat will make the oil come alive. Enjoy!

Give yourself a massage

You don’t have to pay a fortune to enjoy the soothing effect of a good massage. All you need is a little oil and your own two hands. I recommend sesame or coconut oil, but any organic or professional oil will do. It’s easiest to massage your hands and feet, but a neck massage is lovely too!

Swirling

Stand up, put on Hammock by Breathturn and swirl around and around. Enough said.

Watch TED talks

Lucky for us, there are some very wise, talented and inspiring people out there who have been there and done that scary thing. If you haven’t already watched these, some of my favourites are Brené Brown, Sarah Kay, JK Rowling and Amy Cuddy.

Run in the rain

Is bad weather your usual excuse for not exercising? Well, if you stay in when it pours down – you are seriously missing out. The next time the rain starts to fall, out on your running shoes and have a good workout in the rain. I promise you, there is nothing like the endorphin rush meeting rejuvenating and cleansing rain.

4912c93f515b2eb926b0de4a70f53c60

Have a hot bath and go to bed in clean sheets

This is one of my most cherished childhood memories. Do you remember the same? Well, you don’t have to be a child to enjoy this awesome feeling. Just change your bedsheets, hop in the tub, spend the next 30 minutes in candlelight and listening to calming music. Add a few drops of lavender essential oil to your water – and you’ll sleep like a baby.

Reade Alice in wonderland

If you haven’t actually read this masterpiece yet, you have something to look forward to. I read it with a pen in hand, because the text is packed with inspiring quotes. Try interpreting it with your life in mind. You will be amazed!

Walking barefoot in the grass/sand

This is an awesome thing to do in the summer. Take off your shoes, walk around and pay attention to how your feet feels as they touch the ground beneath you. Where do you end and the amazing world begin?

Watching the stars

Stargazing is a dying art. Don’t let it disappear! Arm yourself with a map of the constellations, pen and paper for drawing, and something hot to drink. Go somewhere where there are no streetlamps. Make a wish if you catch a falling star!

Bathing in the ocean

There is something wild about swimming in nature. If you don’t live near the ocean – go swimming in a lake!

Napping in the shade

The best part about being on vacation is lying in the shade and doing nothing. And then fall asleep! Well, you don’t have to be on vacation for this little luxury. Hit your local beach, park or garden on the next sunny day and do nothing for a few hours!

Take photos of the sun

If you are following me on Instagram, you know I love taking photos of the sun. I just love how the rays create awesome colors and shadows. Try it and be amazed!

Climb a mountain

You don’t have to be sporty to be a mountain climber! It’s all about choosing the right mountain! Hee hee. It might be a challenge getting up, but you will be rewarded by amazing sights and the exhilarating feeling of being a wild, adventurous human on top of the world!

People watch

This is my absolute favorite thing to do when I’m traveling. Hit an interesting neighborhood, arm yourself with a book and a pair of sunglasses and start watching the amazing species that is humankind!

Wandering around in a city

…And this is my second favorite thing to do. Wander around a city with no aim or purpose. Let your intuition and curiosity guide you to new and exciting places. Bust out your camera and hit the streets of your local city!

Volunteering

Nothing brings me more joy than helping others, and I spent 5 years as a Red Cross volunteer when I was completing High School and in College. Nowadays, I volunteer by giving away free coaching session, helping others through e-mail and by proofreading for friends and family. How you choose to do it is up to you. The point is; doing something for someone else – without expecting anything in return – is a great joy. Do it!

Talk to strangers

I love a little unexpected encounter and I have slowly learned how to be more open with strangers. Since I spend a great deal of time working from coffee shops, I love to strike up a short conversation to the people around me. It’s so awesome when you meet a talkative lady with an awesome story! A great way of starting a conversation is to give a compliment or ask a question about their work or what they are doing. Ask lots of questions – most people love to talk about themselves.

Spend the day in bed

How often do you spend a whole day in bed? Not very often, you say? Didn’t think so. Well, in case you need a reminder, this is a lovely non-activity on a rainy day. Stack up on books, work, snacks and movies – and do whatever you feel like doing. Bonus points if you fall back to sleep.

Dress up

When did you last dress up? I don’t mean playing dress up with your grandma’s clothes, but putting on something really nice and making an effort to do you make-up and hair in the morning. I promise you, when you look amazing you will feel amazing. Get up a little bit earlier tomorrow and spend some you time in the bathroom!

Go on vacation to your parents’ house

Do you need a holiday, but can’t afford the hotel? Well, your mum may not agree, but you have a free hotel available at your parents’ place any time! Just think about it, no housework, all meals served, nothing you have to do but enjoying time with your family. You may not get room service, but you’ll get very loving attention that beats any hotel.

Listen to a guided meditation

There are so many amazing free guided meditations out there. I recommend listening to the ones from Goddess Leonie and Gabrielle Bernstein, but I am sure you already have your own favorites. Make it a daily habit to spend some time with yourself in stillness. You will soon see very amazing results!

Do yoga outside

Yoga is awesome in a nice studio, but nothing beats doing yoga in a nature. It is such a spiritual experience. This summer, I am doing yoga in the park twice a week with Leela Yoga. Check out if there is something similar near where you live!

Write poetry

Poetry is such a beautiful way of expressing your emotions. I love reading poetry, but I think I love writing it even more! There is something about the delight in finding just the right word. If you need inspiration, I recommend checking out Bentlily. I also did a guest post there last year.

Visit a contemporary art museum

Contemporary art. Art that opens your mind, challenges you and amazes you. While some museums are still free, others charge a small amount. Check with your local museum and pay attention to free nights. Lots of museums have a free day a month!

3adf9056edc0c9883120387c04d47cef

Picnic in the park

Bring your lunch, dinner, or even breakfast to the park! Pack a blanket, a pillow, a book – and you’re good to go!

Make snow angels

This only works if you live in a cold climate. But if you do, this free and childish activity will leave you feeling playful and whimsical. What kind of angel do you want to be?

Home spa day

Set aside some you time and have a home spa day. I recommend using essential oils, a scented candle, soft towels and soothing music. Take good care of yourself!

Write a letter

There’s something about writing a letter, the old-fashioned way. If you don’t have anyone in your life to write letters to, consider getting a pen pal – or write to an inmate. It may sound silly, but I also think it’s a good idea to write a letter to yourself and mail it. By the time you receive it, you probably will have forgotten what you wrote!

Make a vision board

Stock up with old magazines, scissors and something to put your board on. I use MT tape and just tape my images directly on the wall. In the beginning, just cut out everything that appeals to you. Then look for common themes in color, shape and idea. Have fun!

Do your own nails

You don’t have to pay someone else to have the pleasure of well-done nails. Do it yourself! Bright nail polish will brighten your day!

Meditate where you can feel the wind

This is pretty self-explanatory, but try meditating somewhere where you can feel the wind in your hair. A mountain, a balcony, on a boat, a clearing in the woods – where you do it is up to you. Pay attention to how the wind feels on your skin. Where do you end and the wind begin?

Sleep under the stars

If you live in a warm climate – all you need is a friend, a sleeping bag and somewhere safe to sleep. If you live in a colder climate, you might need some more props, but it is still do-able. The best part is watching the stars before you fall asleep. Magical!

Talk/listen to a homeless person

Have you ever thought about slowing down and starting a conversation with that homeless person you always walk by? Do you wonder what their story is? Well, homeless people are humans too. And humans yearn to be heard. Buy an extra coffee and ask them if they are interested in sharing their story with you. You’d be amazed!

Host a slumber party

Invite all of your friends, make good food, watch a movie and sleep on the floor. You know you want to!

Start a book club

I know you want to. A real book club where you read, discuss and obsess over the same wonderful stories. A meeting place where you can have real conversations. A space to talk about emotions, about love, about life. What are you waiting for?

Start a collection of found objects

Life will be more interesting when you have something to search for. Start collecting something that attracts you, such as heart-formed stones, vintage poetry or feathers. Something you can delight over and enjoy looking for! Showcase your collection and make note of where you found what. It will be awesome to show the grandchildren your collection, don’t you think?

Climb a tree

It sounds crazy, but it is actually pretty incredible. Try it!

89c520196489eaa3a38e5cee13653e9c

Record a message to your future self

This is an awesome free thing to do. Just use the recording functionality on your phone or your computer. Record a message to listen to on a special occasion, like your birthday, at newyears or when your struggling. I promise you, this may bring both tears to your eyes and make you laugh out loud!

Play with a child

This is pretty self-explanatory. Play dress up, play house, play peek-a-boo. Anything that will wildly excite both you and the lucky child. If you don’t have any children in your family, then offer to baby-sit or volunteer at a daycare or school. When you peek-a-boo the child into a gigglesnort, the repetitiveness and the tireless “more!”‘s will be so worth it.

Read Danielle LaPorte’s archives

I’ve been a follower of Ms. LaPorte for years, and I can truly say that reading her posts changed my life. What she is writing currently is great, but there are some absolute gems in her archives too. Make a cup of tea, burn some sage (see below) and dig in!

Burn sage and Palo Santo

Both Sage and Palo Santo have very nourishing, relaxing and clearing effects. I burn sage when I am writing, to clear the energy after I have done yoga, and when I feel disconnected. Palo Santo for me works better before I am coaching, and when I am relaxing. If you haven’t tried these yet, do it!

Clean and let go

Our outer environments reflect our inner state. That means that if you live in a messy house, chances are you are feeling chaotic on the inside too. The good thing is that this works both ways. That’s why cleaning and letting go of old possessions can be deeply nourishing and energizing – also on an emotional level. It’s time to go through that room, drawer or space – you know which one I’m talkin’ about. I promise you, you will feel amazing when you’re done!

Do intuitive painting

When was the last time you painted without worrying about the end result? Thought so. Painting can be a very intuitive and spiritual experience, but we very often ignore our inner landscape and paint something according to our concept of beauty. I recommend finger painting, and focusing more on the process than the result. This can be so releasing and emotional! You can thank me later.

Have your grandma tell stories

Most people love to talk about their lives (who doesn’t?) and are often lonely. A great way of connecting to your granny is to ask her to tell you stories from her life. Expect to be amazed at how much she has lived and how little you really know.

Watch the sun rise

Get up early, head to a hill or tall place and watch the sun greet the new day. Bonus points if you meditate or do this on the first day of the year!

Go to the Natural History museum and watch the dinosaurs

…And while you’re at it, visit all the other parts of the museum too! There are so many beautiful and interesting species!

Sit in the sun, close your eyes and imagine you’re on a beach

Yes, it is possible to do a three minute beach vacation! Make it into a full meditation by adding an mp3 playing wave sounds.

Sing along to Oh happy day at the top of your voice in the shower

No explanation needed. Do it.

Go fishing

There’s a reason why those signs always say “gone fishing.” It’s because it’s the ultimate relaxing and nourishing experience! Oh, and in case you wonder… It’s not really about the fish. It’s about the silence, the vastness of the lake and the sweet humming sound of mosquitoes and the dragonflies!

Continue sleeping after your alarm rings

Priceless.

Read Shantaram and eat Indian food

If you haven’t yet read Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts, you’ve missed something big. Read it! And then read some of my posts about traveling, because I can guarantee you want to travel to India after reading Shantaram. Have some Indian food to ease the pain of being stuck at home.

Host a potluck

Invite a bunch of your closest friends. Make this.

Bake a rainbow cake

I know you’ve wanted to ever since you saw the first one on Pinterest. Well, I’ve baked two – and it’s not that hard! Plus, it is just as amazing to eat as to watch. I recommend this recipe. Yum!

Hope you enjoyed this list – and better yet that you will do lots of these awesome free things to do!

 

 

Love,

Marthesignaturcropped

Which one was your favorite? Leave a comment below!

*Some items on the list may require materials.

 

Opt In Image
Want more inspiration?
Get my beautiful and uplifting pep-talk poster – it's FREE!

Others who have read this poster print it and hang it on their walls, keep it in their wallets and read it again and again. Join more than 8000 other people who are ready to make their dream life come true today!

BufferShare

{ 57 comments… read them below or add one }

Jennifer June 13, 2013 at 1:33 pm

I really enjoy reading other people’s “happy lists” – thanks for sharing some great ideas Marthe!

Reply

Marthe June 13, 2013 at 3:03 pm

Thank you so much Jennifer!

Reply

Michelle June 13, 2013 at 4:47 pm

All of them are perfection! Its my goal to do as many as I can this summer. Your mind is beautiful, thanks for your inspirations!

Reply

Marthe June 13, 2013 at 7:44 pm

Thank you so much, Michelle! Do them all, if you can! :)

Reply

Taylor Jacobson - 21 Switchbacks June 13, 2013 at 4:54 pm

Marthe,

If I had to make a list of all the miracles that happen when I slow down to actually experience my life, this would cover 59 of the top 100 for sure. Amazing, thoughtful post. I’ll be re-infusing my summer with all of these! Thank you!

-T.

Reply

Marthe June 13, 2013 at 7:43 pm

Thank you so much, Taylor! :) I wonder what your other 41 would be?

Marthe

Reply

Chamonix June 13, 2013 at 6:20 pm

Love this! So many fun ideas :D Thanks for posting this! x

Reply

Marthe June 13, 2013 at 7:43 pm

Thank you so much Chamonix!

Reply

Allie June 13, 2013 at 7:13 pm

I’m definitely going to do these! If I’m lucky, I’ll get my man to join me on a few and benefit us both! Thanks! These are amazing.

Reply

Marthe June 13, 2013 at 7:42 pm

Yay! That is sucha good idea, a lot of these will deepen your relationship to both yourselves and each other.

Much love to you!

Reply

Belle June 13, 2013 at 7:24 pm

Hi! I really enjoyed reading this list. The list you created has a very positive vibe to it. I got a message from it, underlying everything, that I needed: be present. So thank you! : )

Belle

Reply

Marthe June 13, 2013 at 7:42 pm

Thank you so much, Belle!

And you’re right, that is the underlying message! Just be!

Love,
Marthe

Reply

Hannah Beth June 13, 2013 at 8:12 pm

LOVE this. xox

Reply

Marthe June 14, 2013 at 9:47 pm

Thank you so much Hanna Beth!

Reply

cindy June 14, 2013 at 1:39 am

I found this list to be very calming and a life’s stress reliever remedy!

Reply

Marthe June 14, 2013 at 9:47 pm

This makes me so happy, Cindy!

Reply

Jessica Lindgren June 14, 2013 at 4:59 pm

Thank you – this is a beautiful list. I will be doing several of these this weekend.

Reply

Marthe June 14, 2013 at 9:48 pm

Yay! That makes two of us, Jessica!

Reply

Niamh June 16, 2013 at 1:43 am

I just adore this! Thank you so much for sharing. My favourite involves a hot bath and clean sheets! Though I just love all of them. I’m going to create a list inspired by this and actually take action on it.
Love,
Niamh

Reply

Marthe June 16, 2013 at 7:35 pm

Thank you Niamh! Nothing beats action!

Reply

Temmy June 17, 2013 at 7:49 pm

This is surreal. Just what I need, especially the sleeping under the stars.

Reply

Marthe June 18, 2013 at 4:36 pm

Let me know how this goes, Temmy!

Reply

Alaina June 20, 2013 at 9:26 am

Hello lovely!

Just what i needed :) love that there is stIll so many good things in life that don’t cost a thing. This list is definitely something i may refer to daily. Tommorow i think i’ll start with laying out in the sun and imagine i’m on the beach. Thank you so much!

Alaina

Reply

Marthe June 20, 2013 at 1:13 pm

I’m so happy that you liked it! Thank YOU. <3

Marthe

Reply

Antra June 21, 2013 at 8:39 am

I will visit muaeums in my city.thank you so much for the idea.

Reply

Cam June 24, 2013 at 8:27 pm

Hello there!
Im from El Salvador a very tiny but beautifull country that like same as others were through very difficult times that believe me its hard sometimes to get into this amazing ideas youre sharing, but i can say proudly that ive done most of it (except the snow angel cause we dont get snowy days :/ )… let me tell you that this list came to me just in the perfect moment im 22 and i know i have to much to live but i know it gets a lot easier by doing and taking the time for us and our soul…..thank you so MUCH!

Reply

Melissa June 25, 2013 at 2:11 am

Such great ideas! And I fully agree with #2, I do this all the time with my dogs and there is something so calming about laying your head on your pet’s belly and feeling their warmth and listening to them breathe.

Reply

Aimee July 7, 2013 at 3:12 pm

I absolutely love this! Not only is the entire list beyond inspiring, it brings back priceless memories and changed my plans for the day! (And probably many other days as well :) Many thanks!

Reply

Melinda July 12, 2013 at 1:57 am

This made me very happy :) This is how I try to live my life. I try to never be “bored,” but instead think of something fun/new/interesting to experience. For example, I recently discovered the grave of a “Gypsy Queen” in the local Catholic cemetery where people leave coins, jewelry, and other trinkets :) And only just this afternoon, I spent about 45 minutes sitting in my front yard right on the grass, just listening to the wind in the trees :) But now I have even more ideas! Thanks! -Melinda

Reply

Kaelin July 18, 2013 at 10:14 pm

BEAUTIFUL. As someone who has struggled with depression myself, I love to see those who have also struggled use that experience to inspire others. Thank you so much for sharing!

Reply

parvathy July 21, 2013 at 2:51 pm

Really loved reading it , u sem like such a fun person im totally gonna try these , thank u soo much . P .s I am from India

Reply

birkan July 29, 2013 at 11:55 pm

that’s a very cute list. i just started burning sage for a couple of days and i enjoy it.

Reply

Nina Keller August 19, 2013 at 7:07 pm

Over the years I have done so many of the things on this list and truely can say how great each one made me feel while doing them, but better yet, just reading over this list and reliving each one if only in my mind, has made me feel o great again! I think now that I am widowed and raising a young granddaughter her and I should do this list and possibly many more. Maybe invite some of the other grands to do with us. This should be great memories for all of us! Thanks for this list!

Reply

Britt August 20, 2013 at 1:25 am

I loved this list and I really want to try these my favorite one on the list is hiking a mountain I love the mountains I just need to go out and hike more. This list is beautiful!

Reply

Mayank October 8, 2013 at 7:29 pm

Thanks. Real eye opener and soul satisfying list of activities which we we have totally forgotten in corporate world wherein end results zero .

Reply

Jillian Nicole November 21, 2013 at 4:57 am

Blow bubbles (sounds crazy but it works.;)

Reply

Bev November 21, 2013 at 6:40 am

Thank you for sharing not only this inspiring list, but your own story, a part of you. I am definitely going to try many of these on this list and it has inspired me to make a list of my own as well. I think some of these are great to do alone, but many will be amazing way to reconnect with my husband ! Thinking we need to go away for the weekend and maybe pick ten of these and do them over the course of a special weekend away. Amazing ideas, and definitely need to start doing more things that make me feel alive today!

Reply

Felicia Melody Sampson November 24, 2013 at 6:45 am

One of my most important daily practices is taking my dog, Lacy, on a Walkabout. I have dubbed this D.O.G. or Day Of Gratitude. Each day, I pick a trail or beach…during our journey, I express appreciate to my Higher Power…I also take photos of whatever happens to hit me on an emotional level…could be waves, the changing colors, clouds, snow on the ground or on the mountains around me. This has become the most grounding and positive part of my day, and my dog loves to explore off-leash. We often run into other people and their dogs…I find that I am much more outgoing whenever I do meet up with others. Since I have been in job search mode for nearly eight months, this daily practice gives me the strength and patience to continue, rather than giving up on myself. Blessings, Felicia

Reply

Hajy Al December 16, 2013 at 9:18 am

Woah…this was amazing, its like i was ina dream, reading your post, and imaginin everything, and myself doing it..it was so relaxing! thank you so much for taking time to write such a beautiful post, srsly it made my night <3!

Reply

alex February 1, 2014 at 5:08 am

Favourite for me may sound odd, BUT pulling silly faces when I’m driving. Or @ other drivers, oops. :)) the other one, and I don’t know why I love doing this BUUUT is doing maaasive lunges in cofee shops…or saying stupid things in situations you know your not meant to e.g challenging your bank manager to a game of heads up poker. :) live life break rules be free boooooooom…love this website by the way

Reply

carolyn February 24, 2014 at 6:49 pm

Thank you… this makes me feel more alive just by reading it..! This is exactly what I needed in my life right now…so simply but sincerely… thank you… :)

Reply

Christina April 12, 2014 at 7:36 pm

This is a nice list, but you have a lot of things on here that are most definitely *not* free…and a few that aren’t even cheap. Museums? In most major cities there are no free museums and they tend to cost upwards of $25 per person. Also, you, like so many others who write lists like this, tend to make the asumption that a person already has a stockpile of all the supplies they would need for the suggested activities…but paints and brushes cost money, so does sage, fishing poles and bait (not to mention a fishing licence), indian food, essiential oils, scented candles, nail polish, etc. I certainly don’t mean to be a downer about this, but those of us who are truly poor and trying to live a full and alive life often read these things and end up feeling bad about our poverty because we can’t afford to do half the things you suggest even though you claim they are all free, which is surely the opposite of your intention. (Finally, please stop taking pictures of the sun and encouraging others to do so – the aperature of your camera concentrates the UV rays [unless you are using the *super-expensive* lenses specially made for that purpose] and can cause severe damage to your eyes over time)

Reply

linda May 24, 2016 at 5:46 pm

I am sorry you feel this way. I remember when I didn’t have two nickels to rub together. I also would have loved to read something so inspiring. Because I was so sad, down, and depressed. This would have made my day. I’m sorry you are in a situation. Try to be happy. It works.

Reply

Annette Wiegand April 14, 2014 at 4:17 am

Recording a message to my future self. I am SO going to do this. I’m 49 years old and back in college. I am embarking on my second career and think this is a great way to encourage myself and track my progress.

Reply

Victória Fiirstz April 26, 2014 at 9:07 pm

This is exactly what I needed! Today I cried, because I realized I wasn’t free nor alive. I’m trapped inside this house, inside the rules, inside myself. But your list make it so simple to set myself free! Easy, simple stuff like these, are the ones that can make you feel most alive! Thank you so, so much!

Reply

Crystal Ross May 26, 2014 at 3:01 pm

I love all of these ideas. You inspired me today! Thank you! :)

Reply

Katie Flowers June 15, 2014 at 1:26 am

Great list! I have done many of these things but it’s a great reminder to keep doing them and not forget how to truly live.

Reply

Rachel November 15, 2014 at 2:17 am

All your list was amazing, but your truths about your turning point were surprising and refreshing. It shows you have come a long way and would be an inspiration for all those going through tough tough times. I am so glad I found this site.

Reply

grace November 15, 2014 at 9:11 pm

Such a wonderfull list. Thank you for sharing.

Reply

Caitlin May 24, 2015 at 8:26 pm

I feel like you and I could be best friends because we find enjoyment in very similar things. :-) thanks for the list!

Reply

Amber June 15, 2015 at 4:37 am

Wow i am not sure why i am almost in tears but sitting here swollen and with a pity party of no family but wonderful kids and depression forcing me not to get out of bed and gain tons of weight,things seem like the corner is close and i just need to keep my head up because maybe things are in my hands after all. Thank you!!

Reply

Azas June 26, 2015 at 5:46 pm

Thankyou

i’ll do it all

Reply

Lauren August 1, 2015 at 2:46 pm

Absolute perfection. Sometimes we all need reminders! Today I did, so thank you.

Reply

Rachelle February 23, 2016 at 10:17 pm

This is a truly magical list! So inspiring and so simple. It makes me sad that I don’t do these things more often!

Reply

Lali March 16, 2016 at 12:38 pm

Just found this and I feel truly inspired! Many many of your todos made me smile and remember how much fun they are! Thanks!

Reply

Anna June 23, 2016 at 7:37 pm

I like the paint your own nails one!

Reply

Anna June 23, 2016 at 7:38 pm

These ideas are great and relaxing.

Reply

Leave a Comment

{ 11 trackbacks }

Previous post:

Next post: