Are you feeling down? Here are easy lists to make to help you be more positive! Go to to download the FREE workbook!

56 Lists To Make When You Are Feeling Down


Are you feeling down? Here are easy lists to make to help you be more positive! Go to to download the FREE workbook!

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 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.

Lately, I have also been doing a lot of writing and thinking about myself thanks to the summer activity book: M.O.I, mon cahier d’écriture-thérapie: Ecrire pour soi, écrire sur soi – Cahier de vacances. Sorry, it’s only available in French.

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 article, 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!

Download your free workbook to make lists to change your mind and be more positive!


  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

Your People

  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

Your Accomplishments

  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

Your Dreams

  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. Wishlist

Your Favorite Things

  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

Download the FREE workbook to make positive lists when you feel overwhelmed. Go to to get the workbook!

Further Reading

Over To You

What do you do when you feel stressed out?


Julie was diagnosed with anxiety and depression during the summer of 2016 and have since been fighting mental health stigmas by bringing awareness on the subject and sharing tips to help people become happier. Read Julie’s inspiring story, “My Journey Into Acknowledging The Depression.” Feel free to send a message to Julie here.

  • Jocelyne Bonneau

    July 22, 2017 at 6:12 am Reply

    Love this but can i have this in french please ?

    • Julie

      July 26, 2017 at 8:20 am Reply

      Bonjour Jocelyne, je vais essayer de faire la traduction ce weekend!

  • Regan

    July 25, 2017 at 3:44 am Reply

    I cannot get the link to work for the workbook download… : (

    • Julie

      July 26, 2017 at 8:22 am Reply

      Hi Regan, I just checked and it looks like you have received it yesterday. The email with the link to download the workbook was probably delayed. Let me know if you still have any issues!

      And I hope you enjoy the workbook!!

  • Ramani

    July 26, 2017 at 1:39 am Reply

    Interesting and want to try

    • Julie

      July 26, 2017 at 8:24 am Reply

      You should! It especially helps me when I need to unwind before going to sleep. Let me know how it goes for you!

  • Maria P..G.

    August 6, 2017 at 3:27 pm Reply

    Would love to see this in Spanish & Romanian language

  • Marcelina

    September 21, 2017 at 10:05 am Reply

    Hi !!
    I didnt recive minne link

  • LaShaunda Watts

    September 26, 2017 at 6:34 pm Reply

    Why is it asking me to except an add on that will make change to my computer?

  • AmeenaJoy

    February 23, 2018 at 8:22 am Reply

    I have a Romanian and two Latina “sisters”, with whom I would love to share this book. How do I get both translations?

  • shiraz nathwani

    June 19, 2018 at 4:17 pm Reply

    Great inspiration

  • Patricia Marquis-Larsen

    August 9, 2018 at 10:57 am Reply

    I can’t wait to start as I’m a depressed sad lonely. But this will help me.thank you so much PatriciaMarquis

  • Rhonda m

    February 18, 2019 at 9:16 am Reply

    I did not receive the workbook I put in the wrong email I believe my email is

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