1.    Read

Reading is one of the best exercises for the brain. It’s known to expand your vocabulary and memory. A character, setting, or storyline can motivate and/or inspire your next big idea.

2.    Pick Up a New Hobby

Out with the old, in with the new! Trying something new allows you to indulge in something unfamiliar, which can be very exciting. You’ll learn new things about yourself, such as hidden talents, and you could even meet new people along the way.

3.    Exercise

Exercising doesn’t have to be something you dread. Physical activity helps bump up the production of your brain’s feel-good endorphins. It’s a stress-buster! You can dance, run, walk, or even find your inner Zen. You can do it! 

4.    Listen to a New Genre of Music

We are all guilty of sticking to the same playlist time after time. Try switching it up and creating one with a new genre of music. You will end up finding artists and lyrics that motivate and inspire you.

5.    Make Time for Yourself

Life has us pretty busy and sometimes we forget to have “me” time. Take time out of each week to dedicate to yourself. Whether it be doing one of the things previously mentioned, or something that you already love, make time for it. It will allow you to re-group and focus on something special to you. You deserve it.

6.    Make a Goal

It could be a goal for today, next week, or next year, but make one. Remind yourself every day of it. Write it down. This will keep you accountable for the goal you created and wanting to make it happen. 

7.    Gratitude

Once a week, or month, take time to write down 10 things you are thankful for. It could be about the qualities you appreciate about yourself, the people you are grateful to have in your life, or even the 10 new songs you just fell in love with. Reminding yourself of the things you are happy for will never fail to put a smile on your face.