Wellness / Self-Care

40 activities you can do instead of scrolling on your phone

words by: Sahar Khraibani
Jan 31, 2021

Everyone in my life seems to be getting lost in social media rabbit holes, whether it’s doomscrolling or getting caught up in the never ending media news cycle, or seeing your social media friends engaging in routines that you haven’t been able to get to yet, here are 40 things that you can do instead of scrolling on your phone (in no particular order):


  1. Organize your bookshelf
  2. Do the dishes
  3. Attempt to read a book
  4. Go for a walk in your neighborhood
  5. Call a friend
  6. Change your bedsheets
  7. Water your plants
  8. Meditate
  9. Listen to music
  10. Gaze out the window
  11. Take up an online class
  12. Go for a run
  13. Cook yourself a nice meal
  14. Make a cup of coffee
  15. Schedule a coffee date with a friend
  16. Organize your bedside table
  17. Go through your closet and donate clothes
  18. Take out the trash
  19. Write a to-do list
  20. Write down a list of goals for the year
  21. Start a gratitude journal (they actually work!)
  22. Reply to pending emails
  23. Do the laundry
  24. Watch a TED talk
  25. Watch an episode of your favorite show
  26. Clean out your junk drawer (we all have one)
  27. Make a great playlist
  28. Do a digital “spring cleaning”
  29. Meditate (if it’s your thing)
  30. Put up frames in your apartment
  31. Feng Shui your bedroom
  32. Sweep the floor
  33. Buy a bouquet of flowers
  34. Journal and recall fond memories of your youth
  35. Clean out your medicine cabinet
  36. Run a bath
  37. Take a shower
  38. Sleep early
  39. Take your vitamins
  40. Get some rest