Non-paleo - Two words: Angry Birds. Sends you into this zen-like trance of low-level concentration and relative tranquility (except when those smug piggies grin at your failed attempts...).
Also, for a paleo approach, as others mentioned: long hot baths and a good night's sleep can fix just about anything. Except, you know, when you're the parent of young children, and such luxuries seem light years away. :-p
Sleep is the cure-all for everything imho :-). Also some meditation, reading, CANDLES! Something about candles and a warm fire in the fireplace. Occasional glass of wine...a massage. Oh foot massages are the best.
I stop training/lifting for a week and just go on walks instead. Go to bed early and get alot of sleep. Natural Calm and chamomile tea to relax. Spend time with good friends in light hearted situations. Meditation.
Lessee.. Lately, not sitting - I'm trying to get away from too much sitting/slouching in my life. Or at least using a stability ball for better sitting posture and freedom of movement. Simple joint mobility routines. Relaxation breathing is good (filling the abdomen, 4 seconds breathing in, hold 3 seconds, 8 seconds breathing out, just focus on the breathing). Reading. Not really reading junk, stuff that's informative or helpful but also interesting and/or entertaining, like a good history book on a place or time you know very little about. A spoon scoop of almond butter to keep me level between meals. Magnesium supplement at night (better sleep for me). A couple of shots of good quality espresso. A glass of single malt scotch, yum. Calling up someone I haven't talked to in a while to check in and catch up.
A lot of social animals use grooming as a way to soothe others. You could have a loved-one give you a massage or brush your hair. Or you could self-groom by taking a bath, doing your hair, painting your nails, etc. I notice that when I take some time for myself to primp/preen, I have a general increase in feeling important/valued. I've also seen horses and dogs act in a similar way when groomed and "dolled up".
I also find hiking and camping to be rejuvenating.
"I feel burned out due to...."
Take a rest (break) from whatever follows "due to."
Sometimes, as easy as resting, sleeping, taking a bath or a walk.
Sometimes harder, like when what follows "due to" is "my whole freaking life."
It sometimes feels that way.
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