Incorporating various leisure activities throughout your day can decrease stress and increase meaning and balance in your life.

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  • Stretch/Yoga
  • Read
  • Journal
  • Clean
  • Walk
  • Meditate
  • Organize your space
  • Listen to music
  • Create “to-do” lists
  • Cook a meal
  • Self-care: bath, sauna, face mask, etc.
  • Practice mindfulness
  • Learn a new skill
  • Apps: Headspace, Calm, Koru
  • Aerobic exercise
  • Listen to a podcast
  • Brain games: puzzles, sudoku, crosswords, etc.
  • Fill out a planner
  • Drinking tea or brewing coffee
  • Aromatherapy: lavender, rose, bergamot, chamomile
  • Be in nature
  • Create art
  • Call a good friend
  • Play with a pet
  • Participate in religion, prayer or any spiritual practice

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