Counseling Resources

Counseling Resources


Fun/Distracting/Relaxing Activities:


Need inspiration for something to do to help you cope with this crazy life? Read through this list for new ideas and for reminders of those things you forgot that you like to do!!!

IN A RUT?
If you’re in a rut lately, look for something on this list that is either ENTIRELY NEW or is something that you HAVEN’T DONE IN A LONG TIME … breaking the rut means doing something different!

FEELING CHAOTIC?
If you’re struggling with too much chaos in your life right now, then what you will want to do is look for the things on this list that are familiar and comforting. You’ll be helped by familiarity!

  • • Listen to music
  • • Sing – remember, you don’t have to be on American Idol to enjoy it!
  • • Dance – remember, you don’t have to be on Dancing with the Stars to enjoy it!
  • • Play an instrument – remember, you don’t have to be a Rock Star to enjoy it!
  • • Read something you like to read (i.e. a break from text books)
  • • Take a nice warm shower
  • • Take a (bubble) bath
  • • Paint – remember, you don’t have to be Picasso to enjoy it!
  • • Draw – remember you don’t have to be M.C. Escher to enjoy it!
  • • Go for a walk
  • • Turn everything off – enjoy the silence
  • • Take a nap
  • • Eat something yummy
  • • Cook or BBQ
  • • Bake – cookies, brownies, cake, etc.
  • • Exercise
  • • Shoot some hoops – alone or with someone, either way!
  • • Yoga/Pilates
  • • Take care of your body…
    • • Do your nails
    • • Get a massage
    • • Get a hair cut
  • • Go see a concert/performance in Sylvester park
  • • Walk around downtown Olympia & browse shops
  • • Have a good laugh
  • • Have a good scream
  • • Go for a drive to no where in particular
  • • Knit
  • • Hang out with friends
  • • Call or text a friend
  • • Visit or talk to family
  • • Spend the day at Tolmie St. Park
  • • Do breathing exercises
  • • Write in a journal/blog
  • • Walk your dog or volunteer as a dog walker at the Humane Society
  • • Spend some time with animals
  • • Watch some television
  • • Watch a good movie
  • • Do a jig-saw puzzle
  • • Volunteer somewhere
  • • Play in the fountain downtown
  • • Go for a swim
  • • Tan in the sun – or go to a tan booth if it’s another rainy day
  • • Do yard work
  • • Clean the house or clean the car
  • • Go on a picnic
  • • Go to a park
  • • Play a board game
  • • Explore a new place
  • • Go hiking
  • • Bird-watch
  • • Go to the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge
  • • Go camping
  • • Go see a movie in the park
  • • Go for a bike ride
  • • Skate/Skateboard
  • • Climb a tree
  • • Do a crossword or word-search or Sudoku puzzle
  • • Drink some tea
  • • Drink a cup of coffee
  • • Play your favorite sport
  • • Play video games
  • • Go to your favorite store and browse around
  • • Go fishing
  • • Walk along the boardwalk downtown
  • • Take pictures/photography
  • • Do homework
  • • Meditate
  • • Have a good cry or a good laugh or a good scream
  • • Plant a garden
  • • Go to downtown events when avaliable:
    • • Arts Walk
    • • Lake Fair
    • • Movies in the park
  • • Go bowling
  • • Have a date night
  • • Set some goals for yourself
  • • Tinker with your car or whatever project you’ve got set aside
  • • Organize your tool box or garage
  • • Write a list of things you need to do (prioritize)
  • • Take frequent breaks throughout the day
  • • Do some simple stretches
  • • Visit an art gallery
  • • Browse the internet – maybe focus on some fun/funny sites…
  • • Talk to someone new
  • • Make something
  • • Light some candles & turn down the lights
  • • Visit/Tour the Capitol
  • • Go to Skateland
  • • Visit Tumwater Falls
  • • Go hunting
  • • Go laser tagging
  • • Go quadding/dirt biking
  • • Go to church/spiritual services
  • • Watch the sunrise/sunset

 

 

Contact

Counseling Resources
Building 22 second floor
(360) 596-5306
FAX (360) 596-5708

Hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 a.m.

Dean of Student Life
Dr. David Rector
counseling@spscc.ctc.edu

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