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100 distractions

This is a list of distractions for anyone, whether that’s because you are feeling anxious, stressed, alone…anything or nothing, this is for you <3

  1. Do a jigsaw puzzle
  2. Read a book
  3. Rewatch one of your favourite series/films
  4. Do some journalling
  5. Bake a cake
  6. Facetime a friend
  7. Listen to a podcast
  8. Water your plants
  9. Do some painting
  10. Make your room cosy
One of my favourite podcasts <3
  1. Do some (online) window shopping
  2. Have breakfast for dinner
  3. Start a bullet journal
  4. Do some colouring
  5. Plan your next holiday
  6. Declutter your wardrobe
  7. Text a friend
  8. Put on your favourite outfit
  9. Watch a new series
  10. Read a blog post
  1. Watch a TED talk
  2. Go on a walk
  3. Paint your nails
  4. Try out a new make-up look
  5. Play an instrument
  6. Do a crossword
  7. Watch the sunset
  8. Play a board game
  9. Do some creative writing
  10. Play a computer game
  1. Organise your shelves
  2. Take some photos
  3. Play a card game
  4. Plan what you’re going to buy your friends/family for their birthdays
  5. Cook your favourite meal
  6. Watch a nature documentary
  7. Tidy your room
  8. Do some yoga
  9. Write a poem
  10. Revise
  1. Cuddle your pet
  2. Do some Instagram templates
  3. Make a cup of tea
  4. Watch a game show
  5. Learn a new language
  6. Play chess
  7. Read a magazine
  8. Practice drawing
  9. Do a word search
  10. Play Mario kart
  1. Organise your photos
  2. Unfollow negative accounts
  3. Do a photoshoot
  4. Listen to a new album
  5. Do an online zoom event
  6. Sort out all your stationary
  7. Have a bubble bath
  8. Start doing cross-stitch
  9. Learn the words to a song
  10. Make an Instagram reel
  1. Put on a sheet face mask
  2. Start a blog
  3. Listen to an audiobook
  4. Start a book club with some friends
  5. Take a virtual tour at a museum
  6. Read/watch all of the Harry Potter saga
  7. Host a Netflix party
  8. Do a DIY project
  9. Do some BuzzFeed quizzes
  10. Organise your email subscriptions
  1. Create a bucket list
  2. Straighten/curl your hair
  3. Write a letter to your future self
  4. Take a nap
  5. Go 24 hours without your phone
  6. Do a random act of kindness
  7. Write a song
  8. Put together a photo album
  9. Learn origami
  10. Stretch
When I last straightened my hair…
  1. Do some birdwatching
  2. Plant some seeds
  3. Have a solo dance party
  4. Write a gratitude list
  5. Learn how to juggle
  6. Make a candle
  7. Donate some money to charity
  8. Do a virtual escape room – I found a great Hogwarts one
  9. Create a time capsule
  10. Start a Youtube channel
My handmade floating candles
  1. Watch a film in another language
  2. Look through an old photo album
  3. Learn a TikTok dance
  4. Take a breath
  5. Learn the lines to a Shakespeare play
  6. Sit in your garden
  7. Do some cloud watching
  8. Watch the sunrise
  9. Squeeze a stress ball
  10. Write a letter to someone you miss

I hope you’ve found something on this list to do when you need a distraction or even something to do in lockdown.

What is your favourite distraction?

Best wishes, Cx

51 thoughts on “100 distractions”

  1. Love these Caroline! Journalling, writing poems and listening podcasts really distract me! And I love Dianne’s podcasts too!😊x Penny /

  2. I painted my nails yesterday and cooked and today I was doing laundry and cleaning. My anxiety and depression has decreased because I find that I feel according to how my environment looks. I also love wriring poetry . Lockdown can get really boring when you dont constantly keep yourself busy.
    So I’m doing to try other ideas that you mentioned as well 😍😍. I loved your post. I also loved your floating candle

  3. holy crap, must’ve been hard having to come up with 100 things to put on this list (but then again, I get distracted by literally anything, even a bug that flies across my face). this is so handy for me, esp since i have to stay at home :((( great suggestions!

  4. I found knitting very soothing for my mind – mostly because as a newbie I had to fully concentrate on it and stop thinking about all the bad I had around. Will give a shot to this list next time I need, bookmarking it now x

  5. Its great that you shared these ideas. I think its important to have plenty of distraction Techniques xx

  6. What a great detailed list of things you can do to distract yourself. This is great if you are feeling anxious and need a distraction, or bored due to this pandemic if you are furloughed. Thank you for sharing.

  7. Love this! I have anxiety and with everything going on it’s been even worse and distractions definitely help. I already do some of these but will definitely do some more of your suggestions, if my kids let me lol

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