We all feel sad and lonely at times.
Knowing what to do can help turn your mood around.
In this video, I’m sharing 100 Things to Do When You're a Sad and Lonely Teenager.
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Prefer to read? Here’s the full list:
Read a book.
Write a story.
Do your homework.
Listen to music.
Dance to music.
Make some music.
Sing along to your favorite song.
Write a letter thanking someone who you are grateful for.
Read that letter to the person you’re grateful for.
Make a gratitude list of all the thing you’re grateful for.
Do your make-up
Try a new hairstyle
Color a mandala
Write down your negative thoughts then say them out loud in a funny voice or accent.
Set a timer and let yourself feel your feelings.
Write a letter to your future self and hide it in your room to find another day.
Make a friendship bracelet.
Make a snack
Bake a cake
Bake some cookies
Clean your room
Walk your dog
Make a fort out of pillows and blankets
Give yourself a makeover
Declutter your closet
Write the troops a letter of support
Look for inspiring quotes and write them down
Write down your goals and dreams
Make a dream jar filled with these goals and dreams
Make a vision board
Play a video game.
Write a poem
Work on a puzzle
Work on your college essay
Make dinner for your family
Apply for a job, or call your boss to see if they need extra coverage
Do some yoga
Try deep breathing
Paint your nails
Learn a new skill
Watch some YouTube videos
Laugh at funny memes
Make your own memes
Imagine what your life will be like in 20 years
Make your bed
Clean the dishes
Fold your laundry
Put away the laundry you just folded
Get out in nature for 10minutes
Take some selfies
Pack your schoolbag
Make plans with a friend
Watch a movie
Repeat positive affirmations to yourself
Listen to a podcast
Listen to an audiobook
Clean the bathroom
Wash your face
Take a nap
Change your phone screen to something that makes you laugh
Clean your desk
Drink a glass of water
Do something you’ve been procrastinating on
Take a hot shower
Open the windows and enjoy the fresh air
Apologize for something you did wrong
Put on a pair of cozy socks
Drink some tea or hot cocoa
Take a bubble bath
Watch your favorite show
Let go of a grudge
Smile for a full minute
Pose like a superhero
Make a Zentangle
Rip up old papers you don’t need anymore
Organize the photos on your phone
Delete apps you don’t use
Floss your teeth
Look up funny pick up lines
Listen to a new band you’ve never heard of before
Massage your scalp
Rub lotion on your hands
Smell some essential oils or candle scents you enjoy
Look at old photos
Practice saying your name in a new accent
Text a friend
Tell someone how you feel
Call your best friend
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