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Old 01-02-2018, 07:26 PM   #1
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I am having difficulty putting a list of life affirming activities for me together. i.e. Activities that breath life into you. Would some of you be willing to share your list of life affirming activities with me? Thanks!
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creative writing- helps me escape in to another world

listening to music

playing trivia/ doing puzzles

reading

watching something funny

reading/ telling jokes

crosswords
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shopping (both brouzing and buying)
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creative writing- helps me escape in to another world

listening to music

playing trivia/ doing puzzles

reading

watching something funny

reading/ telling jokes

crosswords
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What do you like to write about?


well when I started, it would be poems about my feelings and emotions.

now though, I focus on writing stories- I am in the process of writing a few- one about a family trip to orlando, one about a quiz, one about a fairytale forest

writing stories helps me take my mind off life

if you go to creative writing, you can actually see the orlando story (or some of it)

I keep forgetting to update it
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- reading/writing poetry
- shower singing
- kind of random, but skincare. it feels nice to spend time taking care of my skin and treating myself to face lotion, face masks, etc.
- daydreaming. it's important to me that I'm able to imagine a different way of life.
- sending and receiving snail mail
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tbh I think the connection you get from activities isn't so much what you do but how you do them. Even a simple walk can be life affirming if done mindfully (or for some people, although I have to confess not me, doing the housework)
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- reading/writing poetry
- shower singing
- kind of random, but skincare. it feels nice to spend time taking care of my skin and treating myself to face lotion, face masks, etc.
- daydreaming. it's important to me that I'm able to imagine a different way of life.
- sending and receiving snail mail


snailmail can be fun

I can't count the times i've raced to my door when I heard the postman drop a letter and think- ooooo, something awesome for me!

and, usually it is

I use amazon and ebay a lot, so

I like getting emails too.

in fact, that's my main way of comunicating
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Carmia,

Thank you. I have been working on my mindfulness the last 6 months. I am improving, but have a long way to go. I appreciate your reply.

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tbh I think the connection you get from activities isn't so much what you do but how you do them. Even a simple walk can be life affirming if done mindfully (or for some people, although I have to confess not me, doing the housework)
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Growing plants
Having a pet..or visiting animals at the pound
Participating in community activities...check city calendar
Watching a play
Reorganizing my space
Being silly
Buy new clothes or artifacts if I can afford it
Taking a random class..I did stained glass class once
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