When it comes to my personal experience, I enjoy engaging in activities that help me stay happy. Any type of physical activity helps me because I am less stressed and more positive afterward. For example, I enjoy sports! One of my favorite individual sports is rock climbing. If I want to rock climb, I can go by myself and not get frustrated by relying on someone else to be there with me to perform the activity. Another activity I enjoy is running. Running always claims me down and it does not matter the distance. A new sport that I recently tried was mountain biking. Being my first time, I was nervous, a bit scared and excited. Let me tell you, that was a fun experience. It is something I could see my doing in the future to get things off my mind.
However, not all activities have to be physical to calm one down. I also enjoy writing and watching movies. Writing is one way to express my feelings. By writing my feelings out, however I want, makes me feel relaxed. Movies are just fun and they are more fun when I watch them with friends and/or family. Furthermore, if I am feeling stressed, a comedy is the best choice in that case! If all else fails with these activities, I can just talk to someone. Talking to someone usually makes my problems less of a worry.
Basically, just find an activity that best suits you. Obviously, mine are more active, but anything that claims me down and makes me happy will do. Because, I believe everyone should live life to the fullest, and being happy will make that ride a whole lot smoother! 🙂