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How to Build Your Empire: 5 Things To Do When You Have Nothing To Do


Candy WashingtonYou know those weeks where you are booked back-to-back? When squeezing in a moment of downtime seems impossible? Those weeks can be taxing, but also exhilarating, exciting, and when you feel the most productive. But what about those weeks when the phone isn’t ringing and your calendar is as open as a 24/7 7-11? Fret not, below I give you a list of things to do when you have nothing to do that will excite and fulfill you just as much as those jammed-packed weeks.

#1 Read for fun:

With all of the books we have to read for marketing, research, our craft, etc., pick up a book that you just want to read. Immerse yourself in a new world and forget about what insights or tactics you need to get from the author and just enjoy the story.

#2 Take a bubble bath:

Run a tub (if you have one) and just soak for an hour. Play some relaxing music, light some candles, pour a glass of champagne, and just relax.

# 3 Take a nap:

Go back to our pre-school and elementary days and take a nap! Have snacktime prior to the nap if you want. The trick here is not to view it as a “power nap” as the only intent behind this nap is to sleep until you just wake up.

#4 Call a friend or family member:

Yes, I said call. Not text, email, or Facebook message. Pick up the phone and actually call your best friend that lives across the country or your sister that you haven’t spoken to since Thanksgiving. The power of putting your effort behind actually calling someone and hearing their voice can work magic on any relationship.

#5 Daydream:

Take the time to daydream and see in your mind’s eye all of your dreams, wants, and desires coming true. The trick here is not to try to fix things in your imaginary situation or dream about things that aren’t perfect, but to create a reality where all is how you desire it to be. Then begin to feel what it feels to live in that reality. Have fun and enjoy it.

Remember, take the time to stop and smell the roses and just enjoy life because if you aren’t, then what’s the point? This will also allow you to be a full, complete, and creative being and you will bring that fulness to other projects and endeavors. If you found this article helpful, don’t forget to comment below, share it, and tweet @candywashington.


About Candy Washington

Actor, producer, entertainment, and fashion expert and This is Candy Washington founder, Candy Washington is a highly sought-after resource for her witty, trendy, and always entertaining style, pop culture, and acting expertise. Candy has interviewed top industry influencers including NBC’s Today Show’s style expert Bobbie Thomas, NBC’s Fashion Star winner Kara Laricks, Teen Vogue’s Eva Chen, NBC's Dancing with the Star’s Dean Banowetz, ABC’s fashion expert Lilliana Vazquez, and Bravo's The Real Housewives of New York’s Jill Zarin, and has appeared on ABC 7 as a film and entertainment expert. She was profiled Cision, the industry’s go-to standard for media professionals and is also a brand ambassador for Style in View. Additionally, she has acted in numerous films and television shows, such as Ice Cube produced, Are We There Yet? and Eggs Over Easy that premiered at The New Orleans Films Festival. Candy is a graduate of Georgetown University.