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Feeling burned-out? Whether you have five minutes or five days to spare, a little self-care can go a long way to helping you get your creative mojo back. Take a breather and try one of these ideas to pamper yourself.

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1. Light some beeswax candles and take a bath. Add a fancy bath soak* to make it more rejuvenating.

2. Pause and spend 5 minutes chanting "om." (You’d be surprised how this can wipe your emotional slate clean.)

3. Read a personal development book. (I recommend The Wisdom of the Enneagram* by Don Richard Riso and Russ Hudson.)

4. Pull out the art supplies and color, sketch, or paint to your heart’s content. 

5. Spend a day with your pet or volunteer at a local animal shelter.

6. Buy yourself flowers.

7. Make a list of 10 things you're grateful for.

8. Take a day off and visit a museum or historical site near you.

9. Take a long, leisurely walk in a natural setting.

10. Turn on the essential oil diffuser* or pour some vanilla extract in a mug and pop it in the oven at 300ºF.

11. Download an app like Headspace or Breathe and spend a few minutes meditating.

12. Binge-watch your favorite TV show.

13. Spend some quality time at a library or bookstore.

14. Cook your favorite meal from scratch and savor every bite.

15. Marie Kondo your stuff and donate anything that doesn’t spark joy.

16. Switch off the wifi for a full weekend. (Yes, it is possible. 😉)

17. Treat yourself to a spa day or give yourself a facial at home.

18. Go barefoot outdoors to connect with the earth’s natural energy.

19. Journal for at least 20 minutes.

20. Reconnect with your body by going naked for a day (only around the house of course!).

21. Get a new haircut.

22. Buy a few houseplants or start a container herb garden in your kitchen.

23. Take a nap.

24. Swap out your morning coffee for kava.

25. Rearrange your furniture or redecorate.

26. Do some breath work. The Breathwrk app is a great place to start and I also recommend Ashley Neese’s book, How to Breathe*.

27. Take a yoga or tai chi class.

28. Buy yourself a bold new outfit.

29. Take a long hot shower and then stretch your muscles from your calves all the way up to your neck.

30. Unfriend anyone who doesn't bring you joy on Facebook.

31. Get your hair done and dress up in your best outfit just to hang around the house all day.

32. Sign up for a course on a topic that really interests you online or at your local community college.

33. Have a solo dance party!

34. Write some kind messages to yourself on Post-It Notes and stick them all over your home.

35. Buy a new perfume.

36. Make a list of your best qualities.

37. Hit the road for a spontaneous adventure—no planning allowed! Invite a friend to join you.

38. Eat clean for a week and drink plenty of water.

39. Cuddle or hold hands with someone you love (furry critters included!).

40. Lie in the sun for 15 minutes to get a shot of vitamin D.

41. Read a novel purely for pleasure.

42. Call a friend of family member just to say hi.

43. See an herbalist or naturopath for a wellness checkup.

44. Spend some time scrolling through the #cuteanimals hashtag on Instagram.

45. Go camping or find a retreat center where you can enjoy some quiet time and reconnect with nature.

46. Listen to an inspiring podcast.

47. Rewatch your favorite movie.

48. Volunteer at a homeless shelter or soup kitchen.

49. Get your personal and business finances in order. Profit First* is a great place to start!

50. Make a vision board on Pinterest.

51. See a therapist.

52. Watch the funniest TV show you can find or watch stand-up comedy on YouTube for a few healthy laughs.

53. Try eating at a new healthy restaurant.

54. Drink a cup of your favorite tea.

55. Write a letter to your younger or future self.

56. Pick a clear night to stargaze.

57. Pray.

58. Give yourself a foot rub.

59. Dry brush* your skin. (Here's how.)

60. Smile at yourself in the mirror, even if you don't feel like it.

61. Watch a TED talk.

62. Drink a glass of red wine and eat some dark chocolate.

63. Clean out your downloads and desktop folders.

64. Visit the ocean.

65. Tackle that inbox. (You'll feel better when it's empty!)

66. Get up early and find a good place to watch the sun rise.

67. Buy a weighted blanket* to use it when you’re feeling anxious.

68. Organize a game of laser tag or capture the flag with your friends.

69. Get a massage (or try Myofascial Release if you have pain).

70. Create a meditation or prayer alter. Add candles, crystals, plants, incense, stones, and whatever else feels right.

71. Listen to relaxing nature sounds. I like the Relax Melodies app and Noisli.

72. Give your workspace a healthy makeover.

73. Daydream.

74. Breakup with toxic people in your life.

75. Sit down and reevaluate your personal and business goals. Where are you? Where do you want to be in five years? How will you get there?

76. Learn a new language.

77. Sing like there’s no one listening.

78. Give up visual entertainment for a full month. Read and listen to audiobooks and podcasts instead. (I've done this and it's amazing for creativity and productivity!)

79. Write a short story.

80. Solve a puzzle or pick apart a common household appliance just to see how it works.

81. Drive a different route to a routine destination.

82. Disable notifications on your phone—especially for social media apps.

83. Take a martial arts or self-defense class.

84. Spend some time on the water–kayaking, canoeing, rowing, sailing, or motor-boating.

85. Shake it out, literally.

86. Let yourself cry. If you have a hard time crying, watch a sad movie to get you going.

87. Go for a long drive in the country.

88. Press your hands firmly over your heart and breath deeply for 5 minutes.

89. Make a playlist of empowering and uplifting music to listen to while you're getting ready in the morning.

90. Join a community of some kind. This could be a religious congregation, a social club, recreation league, civic/activist group, or business organization.

91. Write a letter of forgiveness to someone who's wronged you or a letter of apology to someone you've wronged. You don't have to send it.

92. Do something kind for a stranger.

93. Commit to saving as much money as you can and not spending any on non-essentials for a month.

94. Take a dance class.

95. Help the planet by doing one thing to make your life more eco-friendly.

96. Listen to an audiobook.

97. Go to your local health food store and splurge on whatever treats catch your eye.

98. Visit a nearby botanical garden and soak in nature's beauty.

99. Organize and clean out your browser bookmarks.

100. Build a blanket fort. (Bonus points if you use it for snuggling!)

101. See a stage production at the theater.

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