An ideal mental health day is one where you feel productive without feeling stressed. You should go to bed at the end of the day feeling satisfied and refreshed, not lazy and gross after just sitting around all day. It's not necessarily about getting everything on your to-do list done. It is about small accomplishments and simple pleasures.

  1. Wake up before 10 a.m.
  2. Take a shower
  3. Shave
  4. Wear clothes you can breathe in
  5. Make your bed
  6. Eat a healthy breakfast
  7. Go somewhere as soon as possible after waking up, even if it’s just to get coffee.
  8. Avoid your bed except for sleep
  9. Do 50 sit-ups
  10. Draw a picture
  11. Call a family member
  12. Drink tea
  13. Open the windows
  14. Read a book

  15. Listen to happy music
  16. While cleaning
  17. Do laundry
  18. Log out of Facebook
  19. Play with a baby
  20. Or an animal
  21. Or a baby animal

  22. Run errands
  23. Eat out by yourself
  24. Try on outfits you've never worn
  25. Volunteer somewhere
  26. Hug someone you love
  27. Compliment a stranger
  28. Have a really good laugh

  29. Take a walk outside
  30. Buy a plant and water it
  31. Drink a glass of water every hour
  32. Sit by the water
  33. Take pictures
  34. Write in a journal
  35. Go for a drive with the windows down

  36. Do your nails
  37. Sort through your clothes
  38. Rearrange the furniture
  39. Stretch
  40. Make fresh iced tea
  41. Make a to-do list
  42. Go to the library

  43. Eat three full meals
  44. Smile at everyone
  45. Watch a stand-up routine
  46. Dance
  47. Catch up with someone
  48. Watch a documentary
  49. Meditate

  50. Go at least an hour without looking at a screen
  51. Write a letter
  52. Try a new recipe
  53. Stargaze
  54. Brush all the knots out of your hair
  55. Be naked for a while
  56. Go to bed before midnight