Great article from Teaandhotsauce!
If you haven’t heard of it before, Pleasant Activity Scheduling is a cognitive behavioral therapy intervention used in the treatment of depression.
In its most simplistic form the concept is this: Increase happiness by doing more of the things you enjoy.
Clearly mental illness is far more complex than this as is its treatment; however, perhaps we can all benefit in some way from mindfully incorprating more of the things we enjoy into our everyday lives.
So in the spirit of pleasantness, here is my personal list of pleasant activities, in no particular order.
Making a good cup of tea
Reading favorite Childhood stories
Playing the piano
Buying new stationary
Buying fresh flowers
Visiting farmer’s markets
Watching funny Youtube videos
Trying new recipes
Riding my bike
Writing in a journal
Watching Ted Talks
Singing in the shower
Playing the ukulele
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