Increasing your activity levels can help improve your mood. Try some of the following activities, and compare how you’re feeling before and after them. Chances are, they will help. The important thing is to keep trying.
Create something: Can you think of anything you would like to try creating?
Draw, paint, take photographs, doodle/sketch, make an album of photographs, start a scrapbook, finish a project, do some sewing/knitting.
Music: Are there any songs you like listening to that make you feel good?
Listen to music you like, find new music to listen to, turn on the radio, make some music, sing a song, listen to a podcast.
Self-care: What could you do that is just for you?
Do something for yourself, take a bath/shower, wash your hair, moisturise your body.
Be active: What could you do that is physically active?
Go for a walk, do some exercise at home, dance to your favourite song.
Connect with people: What could you do that involves connecting with other people?
Contact a friend by phone call rather than text, join a new group, write a letter to someone, reconnect with someone you’ve lost touch with.
Try something new: Is there anything you’ve been meaning to try but haven’t had a chance to?
Try a new recipe, listen to new music, watch a new movie/tv show, read a new book, try origami, try mindful colouring.
Add other ideas to this list. Can you think of something you’d like to try? You can make your own ‘list of activities’ and go back to it when you need to improve your mood.