Friday, January 27, 2012

137 things to do to make you smile!

by  Katie  Morton


Connect
1.   Smile
2.   Forgive
3.   Email a friend
4.   Phone a friend
5.   Mail a postcard or letter
6.   Host an in-home movie night
7.   Host a cocktail party or a dinner party
8.   Schedule a coffee, lunch or dinner with a close friend to talk and laugh
Aromatherapy
9.   Candles
10.  Perfume
11.  Essential Oils
12.  Baking smells, like vanilla
13.  Flowers: lavender is soothing
14.  Herbal smells: my favorites are basil and mint
15.  Anything that smells good to you


Seek Water to See, Soak, Splash or Swimaustinevan / Creative Commons
16.  Visit an aquarium (or a pet store that sells fish)
17.  Take a bath
18.  Soak in a Jacuzzi
19.  Wade in a stream
20.  Take a swim in a pool
21.  Allow your inner child to splash in a puddle
22.  Swim in a pond, lake, the ocean or bay; or just admire the view and enjoy the sounds of the water, the birds or the crickets
Touch
23.  Sex
24.  Hugs
25.  Cuddles
26.  Scalp Massage
27.  Hand Massage
28.  Foot Massage
29.  Back rub or scratch
30.  Trade full body massages with a partner
Spa or at-Home Treatments
31.  Pedicure  
32.  Manicure
33.  Facial or masque
34.  Exfoliate your skin with a body scrub or loofah
35.  Lotion up your body (or just your arms and legs)
36.  Rub a delicious-smelling lotion into your hands and cuticles
Taste
37.  Chocolate
38.  Fresh fruit
39.  Try a new recipe
40.  Attend a wine tasting
Outdoor Rest and Relaxation
41.  Watch the sunrise
42.  Sit on the beach and listen to the ocean
43.  Sit in a lounge chair and feel the sunshine
44.  Take a scenic drive
45.  Have a picnic
46.  Go horseback riding
47.  Watch the sunset
Indoor Rest and Relaxation
48.  Go to bed early
49.  Sleep in
50.  Nap
51.  Read in bed  
52.  Flip through a magazine or catalogue
53.  Lie down on the couch or floor
54.  Fall into an easy chair
55.  Meditate
56.  Write in a diary or journal
Savor a Warm Beverage
57.  Coffee, espresso latte or cappuccino
58.  Hot chocolate
59.  Black or Green Tea
60.  Herbal Tea
61.  Fruit Tea
62.  Hot water with lemon
63.  Hot Toddy
Get Physical
64.  Stroll
65.  Nature Walk
66.  Hike
67.  Run
68.  Bike
69.  Swim
70.  Dance
71.  Practice Gymnastics
Thrill Seek
72.  Ride a rollercoaster
73.  Skydive
74.  Learn to pilot a plane
75.  Rock Climb, either indoor or outdoor
76.  Mountain Climb
77.  Bungee Jump
78.  Take a Parkour lesson
Books
79.  Read a Book
80.  Explore a bookstore or library
81.  Join a book club
82.  Read to disadvantaged youths
Entertainment
83.  Watch a new TV show or movie
84.  Surf the Internet
85.  Get tickets to see a comedy show
86.  Watch a play
87.  Act in a play
88.  Go to the movie theater
Music
89.  Listen to music
90.  Sing to yourself in the shower, your car or the living room
91.  Sing to someone else
92.  Join a singing group or chorus
93.  Perform with a group in a concert
94.  Get tickets to go see a concert
Warm or Cold
95.  Put on a cozy sweater
96.  Wrap up in a warm blanket
97.  Wear fuzzy socks
98.  Stand in front of an AC vent
99.   Suck on ice cubes
100.   Drink a cold beverage
101.   Get naked
Give Yourself a Makeover
102.   Look through magazines for a new hairstyle
104.   Get a department store make-up counter makeover
105.   Make a free appointment with a personal shopper at a department store
106.   Go dressy for a day
107.   Go casual for a change if you normally go dressy
108.   Plan your outfits for a week and sample new looks: classy / funky / romantic / chic / rockstar / bohemian / preppy
109.   Add jewelry and accessories to basic jeans and a tee for an easy, polished look
Learn
110.   Take a cooking class
111.   Learn martial arts or self defense
112.   Learn an instrument
113.   Learn a new language
114.   Learn to paint, draw or sculpt
115.   Learn photography skills
116.   Save money by volunteering to assist the instructor of a class you want to take
Eye Candy
117.   Create a "look book" by collecting inspiring photos for a goal or project
118.   Surf pinterest or start your own virtual pinboard on pinterest
119.   Go to an art museum or gallery
120.   Buy or pick a bouquet of flowers
Home
121.   Tidy up
122.   Frame a photo
123.   Rearrange a room
124.   Buy a potted plant
125.   Hang some new art work
126.   Buy colorful throw pillows
127.   Hire a professional organizer
128.   Buy a new piece of furniture
129.   Get rid of an old piece of furniture
130.   Declutter or simplify a shelf, desk or table
131.   Do a spring cleaning to refresh your abode and clear out the rubbish
132.   If you really want to be pampered, then hire someone else to do a spring cleaning
Travel
133.   Take a road trip
134.   Explore a new city
135.   Become a tourist in your own city
136.   Book a tropical vacation
137.   Armchair travel by learning about an exotic or historic locale

How many of these would you actually do?

3 comments:

  1. Elyse this was a wonderful Blog. I woke up in a mood just thinking about all the "stuff" that I have to do today. Then, as I always do, I read your Blog. As I was reading it, little by little, I notice I am smiling! Just by reading the list of things to do to make me smile, I'm already smiling. Thank you, thank you, thank you! xoxo. Mindy

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  2. Elyse this was a wonderful Blog. I woke up in a mood just thinking about all the "stuff" that I have to do today. Then, as I always do, I read your Blog. As I was reading it, little by little, I notice I am smiling! Just by reading the list of things to do to make me smile, I'm already smiling. Thank you, thank you, thank you! xoxo. Mindy

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  3. Hi Mindy,
    Thank you so much for the comment and thank you for reading my blog. I too needed to read the list. I think I am going to read it often. I'm so happy that I made you smile. xoxo elyse

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