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How to have a good night: Fun and creative activities

How to have a good night: Fun and creative activities

  • Start a giant jigsaw puzzle.
  • Spend quality time with your pet. Pets provide proven relaxation and mood benefits.
  • Paint a picture. If you don't want to make a big investment, simple watercolors and sketch paper can do the job just fine.
  • Try a paint or color-by-numbers book to zone out while working on your artistic side.
  • Draw a comic strip about your day at work.
  • Draw a self-portrait, blindfolded.
  • Draw a picture of your stress, then send it away.
  • Visualize your happy place and sketch a picture.
  • Practice calligraphy or improving your handwriting.
  • Try making your own creative fonts.
  • Knit something. Or embroider something. Or crochet.
  • Pick up some flowers on your way home and rearrange them into an original bouquet.
  • Tell stories by flashlight or candlelight.
  • Make a list of things you want to see before you die.
  • Make a list of 100 things that make you feel good.
  • Do a crossword puzzle or a word search.
  • Color in a detailed coloring book with crayons


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How to have a good night: Food and snacks

How to have a good night: Food and snacks

  • Prep food for a healthy breakfast you'll be excited to wake up to like overnight oats or egg muffins.
  • Pack a healthy lunch tonight and save $10 on a sub-par sandwich tomorrow.
  • Make a sleep-friendly snack, like popcorn. Bonus points if you skip the microwave bag.
  • Be a tea connoisseur and make your own evening (caffeine-free) nightcap blends. Natural foods stores often have loose teas and herbs available by the gram.
  • Make overnight pizza dough and have pizza for dinner tomorrow night.
  • Make a weird diorama using junk around your house.


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How to have a good night: Relax your body

How to have a good night: Relax your body

  • Take a steaming hot shower with a few drops of soothing eucalyptus oil.
  • Stretch. Doing light yoga or deep stretching before bed can help reduce pain.
  • Massage sore or tense spots with a foam roller or tennis ball.
  • Try dry brushing or a full-body sea mud mask to pamper your skin.
  • Do a facial complete with steam, exfoliation, and a mask. Look forward to waking up gorgeous.
  • Give yourself a manicure and pedicure.
  • Take a nice, long bubble or Epsom salt bath. Keep lights low and play calming sounds.
  • Experiment with aromatherapy and pay attention to how your senses react to different smells and combinations.
  • Lay in a comfy spot and practice deep breathing.
  • Lay in a comfy spot and practice progressive muscle relaxation.


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How to have a good night: Relax your mind

How to have a good night: Relax your mind

  • Listen to music without distractions. 
  • Relax on your porch or patio, enjoy the night, and people-watch.
  • Keep a paper journal, and respond to a different prompt each night.
  • Cuddle with your partner.
  • Write a letter with no intention of sending it.
  • Listen to a sports game on AM radio.
  • Listen to an audiobook or a podcast.
  • Listen to binaural beats.
  • Make a video journal of your day, and end it with positive affirmations.
  • Make a mixtape of songs that make you feel blissful and tune in.
  • Lay in a comfy spot and practice guided imagery.
  • Lay in bed and listen to white noise, rain, ocean waves or other relaxing sounds.


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How to have a good night: Recap your day

How to have a good night: Recap your day

  • Recap your day. What were five things that made you happy?
  • Recap your day. What was one thing that bummed you out or made you mad? Can you let it go?
  • Recap your day. What's one instance where you could have done better?
  • Recap your day. What was the strangest/most interesting thing you saw?
  • Recap your day. What was the most inspiring thing you saw?
  • Recap your day. Without consulting social media, do you have any idea what you did on this day last year?


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