100 Things To Do Instead Of Being Sad About An Ex

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1. Play with puppies at your local animal shelter and hopefully take one home

2. If you’re a cat person instead, watch cat videos on YouTube

3. Enjoy the fresh air on the first real day of Spring

4. Bask in the sunlight on a beautiful day

5. Hug your mom and thank her for anything and everything

6. Make silly faces at babies to make them laugh which will make you laugh

7. Play peek-a-boo with babies because it makes them excited

8. Indulge in chocolate molten lava cake. I repeat…chocolate molten lava cake

9. Eat your favorite meal with no regrets

10. Read and be inspired by Darling Magazine 

11. Put on your comfiest pajamas and watch Disney movies

12. Get up to dance and sing along with every song that comes on in the Disney movie

13. Bake cookies and lick the cookie dough off the spoon

14. Read How to be a Bawse by Lilly Singh

15. Then promptly go watch her documentary, A Trip to Unicorn Island

16. While you’re in the documentary mode, watch the one about Beyoncé

17. In fact, just listen to Lemonade

18. Revisit your childhood and watch your favorite cartoon

19. Have a picnic in the park with your friends and catch up on what’s going on in their lives

20. Take free online classes on a subject you’ve been interested in

21. Write down a list of your short-term and long-term goals and start tackling them

22. Check out all the best ice cream shops in your town and try them all

23.  Go to the gym and have a killer workout session

24. Splurge and treat yourself, buy tickets to see your favorite singer in concert

25. Go to the Bath and Body works annual sale so you can treat yourself to ALL the wonderfully scented skincare items

26. Grab a book, your favorite drink, and load up the tub with bubble bath

27. Facetime your siblings/cousins

28. Plan as many girls night outs as you want and go to them

29. Then plan out all the badass outfits you’re going to wear on these GNOs

30. Book a trip to a place that’s been on your bucket list

31. Create the ultimate “good vibes” playlist and listen to it on repeat

32. Start every morning by dancing to one of the songs from the playlist

33.  Declutter, get rid of anything you forget you even owned when it’s not in front of you

34. Go to the florist and buy yourself flowers

35. Or start a garden if you’re into gardening

36. Write yourself a love letter

37. Write yourself a thank you note

38. Go to the museum and caption all the paintings

39. Do something that you’ve never done before

40. Make a list of errands you’ve been procrastinating and complete them all

41. Have a karaoke night with your friends

42. Explore your creative abilities with paint

43. Volunteer for a cause that is important to you

44. Take sunset and sunrise photos

45. Send postcards to the important people in your life

46. Take a trip to the beach and enjoy the feeling of sinking your feet into the sand

47. Hunt for seashells and make something out of them

48. Learn how to cook something new

49. Host a fancy themed dinner party

50. Or just a regular dinner party with all your favorite people

51. Make a vision board and hang it somewhere you will see it every day

52. Have a staycation

53. Give a thoughtful gift to your best friend

54. Design business cards for yourself

55. Make a gratitude list and add something to it every day

56. Try out a new restaurant

57. Go to a theme park and play all the carnival games

58. Learn a new skill that you’ve been meaning to learn

59. Meditate or try Puppy Yoga

60. Do a 24 hour social media detox

61. Play your favorite board game with your dad

62. Take a friend out to lunch

63. Read your favorite book

64. Compile a list of your favorite quotes

65. Binge watch your favorite guilty pleasure show

66. Lay in the grass and try to figure out what the clouds are shaped like

67. Remind yourself of all your accomplishments

68. Write down something that has held you back then put the paper through the shredder

69. Take a cooking class

70. Take the Myers Briggs Personality Test and learn more about yourself

71. Have a movie night at home equipped with your favorite junk food

72. Journal and put your dreams out into the universe

73. Get on top of your finances and build a budget

74. While you’re at it, invest in some stocks

75. Print out some photographs to hang around your home

76. Get creative and make a scrapbook of your latest adventure

77. Make a list of all the other adventures you want to have

78. Donate old clothes to charity

79. Start the day by giving yourself a compliment

80. Treat yourself to a spa day with a massage and a manicure

81. Make a time capsule to open ten years from now

82. Finish a project that you’ve been putting off

83. Spend some time doing outdoor activities

84. Self-reflect and make a list of things you would like to do better

85. Redecorate a room in your home using things you already have at home

86. Clean your makeup brushes and throw out old makeup

87. Take a stab at learning a new language

88. Dress in whatever you feel most confident in and do a photoshoot

89. Make a LinkedIn profile to brand and promote yourself

90. Research networking events in your field you can attend

91. Watch Ted Talks and be inspired by some remarkable people and things in the world

92. Make a list of things that make you happy

93. Go on a date with someone new when you’re ready

94. Visit your grandparents and ask them to tell you a story about their childhood

95. Go to a play or a comedy show

96. Stay up all night on the phone with your best friend

97. Go to the playground and swing on the swing set, play in the sand, climb the jungle gym

98. Clean out your email inboxes and unsubscribe from anything you don’t actually read

99. Start a habit tracker to make sure you’re staying hydrated and getting adequate sleep

100. Remind yourself that you are worthy of a great love every time you start to feel sad again TC mark

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