100 Simple and Practical Ways to Get the Most Out of Life When you Have Bipolar Disorder

There are some simple and practical ways to get the most of out of life.  When it comes to life, most of us just want to be happy, right?  Can we agree on that?

 

These are ideas that you probably already know about, but they are a great reminder.  I have found some of these suggestions provide greater satisfaction than others.

 

Without further ado, here they are:

 

1) Find a Higher Purpose

 

2) Go to Bed at The Same Time Each Night and Get Up at the Same Time Each Day

 

3) Forgiveness

 

4) Meditation

 

5) Gratefulness

 

6) Social with Friends, Extended Family, and Immediate Family

 

7) Keep Up to Date with All Your Medications

 

8) Maintain a Regular Schedule with Your Therapist

 

9) Exercise

 

10) NEVER GIVE UP

 

11) Volunteer

 

12) Eat a Healthy Diet

 

13) Learn Something New

 

14) Pursue a Hobby

 

15) Set Short-term and Long-term Goals

 

16) Follow Your Illness with a Mood Chart or App About Moods

 

17) Take Your Medication Daily

 

18) Maintain Your Hygiene – Shower Every Day

 

19) Make Your Bed

 

20) Organize the Environment Around You

 

21) Read a Book

 

22) Cook a Nice Meal

 

23) Get a Haircut

 

24) Adopt a Pet from a Shelter

 

25) Take a Road trip

 

26) Stay the Night at a Hotel in a Nearby Town

 

27) Buy a New Outfit

 

28) Go to a Movie

 

29) Rent a Movie from Redbox or Vudu

 

30) Clean Your House or Apartment

 

31) Travel Abroad

 

32) Use Aromatherapy

 

33) Sit by a Fire

 

34) Stargaze

 

35) Roast Marshmallows

 

36) Climb a Tree

 

37) Go to the Beach

 

38) Burn Incense

 

39) Play a Sport

 

40) Have a Picnic

 

41) Go to a Sporting Event

 

42) Visit the Mountains

 

43) Take a Walk

 

44) Get a Manicure/Pedicure

 

45) Write a Poem

 

46) Go for a Drive

 

47) Donate Old Clothes and Items to Charity

 

48) Go to the Library

 

49) Open a Savings Account and Save Each Month

 

50) Get Outside 

 

51) Run a Half Marathon or Full Marathon

 

52) Play at a Park

 

53) Get a Massage

 

54) Compliment a Stranger

 

55) Give a Massage

 

56) Play a Board game

 

57) Eat Dinner by Candlelight

 

58) Snuggle with Someone You Love

 

59) Reconnect with an Old Friend

 

60) NEVER GIVE UP

 

61) Build Something

 

62) Listen to Music

 

63) Eat Chocolate

 

64) Play a Video Game

 

65) Window Shop

 

66) Use a Himalayan Salt Lamp

 

67) Buy Flowers for Someone

 

68) Build a Fort

 

69) Buy a Gift for Someone You Love

 

70) Have a Deep Conversation Late into the Night

 

71) Go to a County Fair

 

72) Hold Hands with Someone You Love

 

73) Create a Vision Board

 

74) Dream

 

75) Read a Book to a Child 

 

76) Send Thank You Cards

 

77) Work Hard at Everything

 

78) Do Not Gossip

 

79) Go to a Wedding

 

80) Tell Your Family How Much You Love Them

 

81) Hug and Kiss Your Family Daily

 

82) Recycle

 

83) Drink 8 Glasses of Water Per Day

 

84) Always Say Goodbye When You Leave Someone

 

85) Write a Book

 

86) Go Camping

 

87) Go on a Family Trip

 

88) Take a Hot Bath by Candlelight and With Bath Salts

 

89) Go Fishing

 

90) Debate Something

 

91) Dance in the Rain

 

92) Laugh So Hard You Cry

 

93) Run Through the Sprinklers

 

94) Smell Some Flowers

 

95) In a Drive Thru, Buy the Person’s Meal Behind You

 

96) Reorganize a Room in Your House or Apartment

 

97) Run Through Freshly Cut Grass

 

98) Make Up a Game

 

99) Teach Someone Something

 

100) Smile at Strangers and Say “Hi”

 

I would love to hear your thoughts about what simple and practical ways you use to get the most out of life.  Do you mind sharing?

 

Of course, this list is not at all exhaustive, but there may be some ideas that you have not tried.  Please try them out and share your experience!

 

Until next time, take care of yourself! 😊