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Today I gave myself a little break from all the planning — a little at-home spa day that let me escape and relax for just a few hours.  I think changing up your routine (even just for a bit) can do wonders for your mood and energy level, so I’m sharing how to take an hour (or two) for yourself!

1. Draw yourself a bath.

I don’t do this enough, and every time I do — I tell myself I’m going to do this more often.  A bath is one of the most relaxing things I can do for myself — I love having a little “me” time and catching up on a good book, listening to a podcast or one of my Spotify playlists.

2.  Light a candle.

I know we’re starting to sound real cheesy over here… but, in all seriousness, there’s something so powerful about simply lighting a candle.

3.  Finally read that book.

I love to read — it’s honestly one of my favorite things to do.  I’m someone who can read a book in a day if I’m really into it, but I have to start it.  Since I’m always glued to a screen for both my work and personal life, reading a book that’s not a digital version and actually feeling paper feels like a treat.  I just started Big Little Lies this past weekend and will probably finish it this week!

4.  Give yourself a mani/pedi.

I paint my nails all the time but I’m talking a spa-like manicure and pedicure.  I have an amazing nail kit and went through all the steps just like they do at the salon to prep for my trip and feel like a new person.

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