Monday, February 27, 2023

25 Things To Do When You Don't Want To Do Anything

25 Things To Do When You Don't Want To Do Anything featuring a woman sitting against a wall with her head in her hands

I am having a day. A boring, no motivation kind of day. Maybe you are too! If you're at all like me, you might also have some messes here and there around the house. Or maybe you haven't been taking the best care of yourself. Or maybe you've been neglecting your personal interests and hobbies. 
Here are 25 tasks for when you need to do something but have no interest in doing anything:

1. Wash five dishes
2. Fold and PUT AWAY five pieces of laundry
3. Set a timer for 10 minutes and speed tidy your living room
4. Sort and deal with a stack of mail
5. Clean a window
6. Clean and vacuum under the couch cushions
7. Clean, tidy, and de-clutter your fireplace mantel or a shelf
8. Do a quick walk through of shared spaces and pick up trash and recycling -- then dispose of them properly!
9. Drink a glass of water
10. Take 10 deep, slow breaths and stretch your arms out and open as widely as you can with each breath
11. Tidy your wallet or purse
12. Tidy around your home's entry
13. If you carry a medical or allergy kit, make sure it's up to date
14. Read two pages of a book
15. Eat some fruit or veggies
16. Sit on the floor and stretch for ten minutes
17. Grab a piece of paper and a pen and doodle for five minutes with no particular goal or ideas in mind -- just scribble if that's all that makes sense in the moment!
18. Clean a toilet or sink
19. Do a face mask or other easy beauty treatment
20. Floss your teeth (brush them too if you haven't yet today!)
21. Unsubscribe from five email lists
22. Delete 10 terrible photos from your phone
23. Delete two unused apps from your phone
24. Clean out the center console of your car
25. Make yourself a cup of your favorite coffee or tea and close your eyes and savor it

When life is crushing us and beating us down, it can feel impossible to do anything. I find that breaking my day down into micro-tasks like those listed above can make a difference. I like to keep track of what I'm getting done over the course of these "I don't want to do anything" days as it helps me to see that I am actually capable of doing a lot and of taking control of my life.

What are your go-to tasks for when you don't want to do anything?


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