Play and rest are biologically programmed needs that help you deal with difficulties, provide a sense of expansiveness, and promote mastery of your craft. Play is also the only path to finding lasting joy and satisfaction in your work—in the long run, work does not work without play.
Play for the sake of playing.
Hang out and do fun things: hobbies, crafts, sports, etc. It’s a great way to de-stress and take a break from work.
Get enough rest.
Get sufficient sleep and schedule downtime for yourself to relax and unwind.
Make an “ingredients for joy and meaning” list.
Write down the specific conditions that are in place when everything feels good in your life.