56 Lists To Make When You Are Feeling Down

One of the best ways for me to deal with stress is to write.
When I write, I change my line of thoughts. For example, when I write fiction I simply imagine new scenarios in my head, whereas when I write in my journal I focus on the positive and go from one memory to another.

These small writing exercises make me feel good and help me to relax, especially after a stressful day.

It inspired me to create an exercise for you to use when you are feeling down.

In this blog post, you will find a list of 56 lists to make when you are feeling stressed or depressed.

They will help you focus on the positives in your life and dream of a better future!


  1. Favorite memories
  2. Your best qualities
  3. Best days you’ve lived
  4. Compliments you’ve received
  5. What you like the most about yourself
  6. Your most precious possessions
  7. Bucket list of things to do
  8. Things that make you happy
  9. Positive adjectives to describe yourself
  10. Your values
  11. Favorite ways to relax
  12. Fun things to do at home


  1. People you love
  2. People loving you
  3. How you met your favorite people
  4. People you would like to meet
  5. What you like to do with your friends
  6. What you like to do with your family
  7. People you would like to reconnect with
  8. Things you would like to do with your friends & family
  9. People who inspire you
  10. Every friend you ever made
  11. People who have positively influenced you
  12. Gift ideas for your favorite people
  13. Everything you love about your partner
  14. People you want to send a thank you note to
  15. Date night ideas


  1. Things that you are grateful for
  2. Things you are proud of
  3. The scariest things you’ve done
  4. Dreams that became reality
  5. Biggest accomplishments
  6. Ways to celebrate your wins
  7. All the things you are good at


  1. Life goals
  2. Countries you would like to visit
  3. Things you would like to do
  4. Stories you would like to write about
  5. Adventures you would like to live
  6. Dreams for the future
  7. Where you would like to live
  8. What you will be doing in the next few years
  9. Things you would like to get
  10. Skills you would like to learn
  11. Wish list


  1. Favorite songs
  2. Funniest jokes
  3. Favorite movies
  4. Favorite TV shows
  5. Favorite books
  6. Favorite places
  7. Favorite food
  8. Favorite restaurants
  9. Favorite parks in town
  10. Favorite quotes
  11. Favorite podcasts



If you do go ahead + make these lists be sure to tag #discoveringyourhappiness so I can see 🙂


Wherever you are in the world, have a lovely day ❤

A, x (1)

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Discovering Your Happiness

Hello, my name is Anita, I am a 23 year old Croatian girl who loves reading self development books & following others blogs. Having said that, I have decided to create a site that consist of sharing my hobbies daily blogs, daily affirmations, healthy recipes, DIY projects, places I travel to etc. Discovering Your Happiness has a goal of sharing my happiness with you to help you discover your happiness also.

26 thoughts on “56 Lists To Make When You Are Feeling Down”

  1. I fell asleep before I got to click LIKE and respond. Physical Therapy on top of 2 hours sleep will do that. I will be sure to copy these down, and get something posted. They are a great help in thinking over the bucket list too! 🙂

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  2. Your ideas for lists reminds me of one of my favorite books The 52 lists project by Moore’s seal. It’s a great book. I love it. It really helps you get to know yourself better. Check it out and check out my blog post about it. Have a great day!

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