Increasing Joy

What Should I Do? Lists of Pleasurable Activities

When you are feeling stressed out, depressed or overwhelmed, it can hard to think about what pleasant activity you might want to do, even if you had the time and energy to do it. 

Here is a free booklet that has a checklist of more than 200 ideas for pleasurable activities complied by Elizabeth Mahaney, a therapist in South Tampa, Florida.

And here is a one page checklist with more than 50 ideas.

**Finally, if you can't imagine finding the time to do any of these things, here is my list of ideas that are either quick or can be done at the same time as your chores.**

Fun and Free Activities in Santa Clara County

The City of San Jose has a list of free activities.

There is a more extensive list of free activities (if you don’t mind the advertisements) here