Is there an activity you like to do? Do you enjoy golfing or bowling, or going to a museum or a show? I am not suggesting that a person get into a committed every week situation with these activities, they take time an money to do.
It is important to take the time and money you set aside to go enjoy an activity. About every three weeks I try to plan for an activity we can do as a family, or with just my husband or to go with a friend. I love orchestras and I am hoping to go enjoy that. Planning a pleasurable activity is very healthy for the mind.
Plan an hour or two to hang out at the library or book store. A person can stroll through a garden center an plan a garden or just buy a few plants.
The library plans many activities for the public. We have always enjoyed what they put together. Some towns have Friday night movies at the park put on my the parks district, which has many other activities and classes available.
Of course there is always a massage or a pedicure. What a treat.
Then there is just getting at something that has been long put off. Just jump in an get something done. It is very important to replenish so you can come back twice as motivated.
It is really important to have something to do that is not stressful, but enjoyable. This way a person is not practicing seclusion, but is interacting with the public. A friendship might be initiated, loneliness may be forgotten as interest grows in activities. Endorphins to the rescue when we practice the art of living, depression can release its grip on us.