Self-care is performing an activity to promote your health or wellbeing. It’s about taking the time to take care of your emotional, physical and mental health. It’s about taking actions to contribute to the maintenance and improvement of your well being. So you know you need to add some self-care activities into your daily routine but feel you don’t have the time, I understand, life can get busy. Well, this article is for you! Below you’ll find 8 powerful self-care activities that you can do in 10 minutes or less.
8 Powerful Self-Care Activities
1/ Practice Gratitude
Gratitude may be one of the most powerful self-care tools. Cultivating gratitude is free and it doesn’t take too much time. Discover how I cultivated an attitude of gratitude in this article.
2/ Take A Walk In Nature
Studies how found that taking a nature walk is associated with numerous health benefits. These include improved mental health and well-being and lowered stress and depression. Walking is a low-risk activity and is inexpensive. Get outdoors today!
3/ Read A Book
Reading a book is one of the easiest and cheapest self-care activities. When practiced regularly it has many benefits. These include lowering stress, easing depression, improving memory and concentration, improving the quality of sleep and sharpening the mind. Discover more in my article on the benefits of reading books.
4/ Live In The Moment
Being able to live in the moment (or in the now) is an incredibly powerful skill. ‘Now’ is the moment where there is no stress, no expectations, just endless possibilities. It’s a beautiful place where we can go anytime we want and we can stay as long as we desire. So how do we learn this skill? By reading my article that explains 5 simple techniques on how to live in the moment.
5/ Declutter Your Home
A cluttered home is just chaos for your mind. With the excess stimuli created by clutter, your brain can easily become overwhelmed, creating stagnation and exhaustion. By decluttering your home you will feel less stressed and you’ll improve your health, simply by restoring a sense of order to your world. Looking for ideas on what to declutter? Read my article on how to declutter your home.
6/ Deep Breathing
Taking just a few minutes every day to practice deep breathing exercises can lower stress, calm your mind, and can help you sleep better. Learn more by reading my article on deep breathing exercises.
Meditation is a process of training your mind to focus and redirect your thoughts. A regular daily meditation practice can change your life, putting you back in control, lowering stress and improving well being. Learn more in my article on the benefits of meditation.
Stretching should be an integral part of every workout program. Benefits include an increased range of motion, improved posture, lowers stress, promotes circulation and decreases the risk of low back pain.
And there you have it! 8 simple self-care activities you can do in 10 minutes or less without breaking a sweat.