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5 Feel Good Activities To Do This Weekend

By Cha Miñoza
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5 Feel Good Activities To Do This Weekend

No plans this weekend? How about spending some time doing self-love activities that are sure to boost your mood.

Self-love is a state of appreciation for oneself. It means giving your mind, body, and soul the attention and TLC it needs.

There are countless things you can do to show yourself some self-love. One of the best things is through simple, feel-good activities that are guaranteed to make you feel better.

Here are some feel-good activities to do this weekend.

1. Go For A Walk Outside

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The simple act of walking can boost your happiness levels big time. Exercising releases endorphins. This "happy hormone" reduces stress levels and triggers positive feelings.

Walking in an outdoor setting, surrounded by nature can improve your mood. Nature has a positive effect on your mental health. Countless studies have proven that contact with nature is essential to well-being.

The fresh air, earthy scents, and visuals engage your senses, which also add to the feeling of being alive and excited.

2. Disconnect From Social Media

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Social media can be fun but too much of it is bad for your mental health.

People have reported getting "information overload" from seeing too much negative news on their feeds. Not only that, but social media also triggers feelings of envy because people compare themselves to peers, celebrities, and influencers.

Take a day off from social media and focus on being present. This will give your mind a break from all the Facebook and Instagram posts that rarely help improve the quality of your life.

3. Vent To A Friend

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Sometimes, anxiety rises because we have built up feelings that need to be heard, acknowledged, and validated.

Sharing your worries with someone you love and trust will help unload some of the baggage you are carrying.

It doesn't matter if your friend can resolve your problems or not. Just the act of talking about your problems will already make you feel a little bit better.

4. Do Volunteer Work

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One of the best ways you can make yourself happy is by making others happy. It might sound counterintuitive but volunteering is guaranteed to give you deeper feelings of joy.

Find a cause you want to support and free up a weekend to lend a helping hand. There are so many organizations out there that are always looking for volunteers.

5. Write On A Gratitude Journal

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Practicing gratitude teaches you to look at all the good things you have in your life.

Every day, write down three things that you are grateful for. These don't have to be big moments or expensive things.

Even the simplest ones like a hug from your child, the smell of the rain, or freshly brewed tea can remind you that there are so many things in your life to feel good about.

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