The things I do to feel better are to play with children, call up my friends, talk to them, listen to music, go to concerts, go for a walk, or maybe look online and catch up with friends on Facebook. And sometimes I need a little bit more of a physical outlet, so if I can work out, I will. That will help me feel better, too.
Five Feel-Better-Now Tips
Call your doctor.
If you’ve been putting off going to the doctor for a particular symptom or set of symptoms, make that appointment now.
Connect with a friend or family member.
There’s nothing like a visit or phone call with a close friend or family member to boost your spirits and take your mind off any pain or discomfort you may be experiencing.
If you’re feeling up to it, exercise.
Walk down a shaded path, stretch gently with relaxing music in the background, do anything active that you enjoy. Be sure to consult your healthcare provider before starting or changing any exercise routine.
Have a nourishing snack.
Fruit, cheese, nuts—a high-fiber or high-protein snack will give you a healthy boost of energy.
Meditate or do yoga.
Enjoy activities that target the well-being of your body, mind, and spirit. Be sure to consult your healthcare provider before starting or changing any exercise routine.