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Fabulous Self-Care Practices in Under 15 Minutes

Posted on May 10, 2019 by Ann

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As caregivers, we have so many responsibilities that we often neglect ourselves. But taking time out to care for ourselves is really important. Not only does it improve our physical and emotional health, it makes us a better caregiver. 

“But the problem is time!” you cry. 

Never fear! We have prepared a list of 15 short and sweet activities that can rejuvenate you in just 15 minutes and under.

1. Play your favourite tunes. Stop everything and play music that you love. It can be anything – rock and roll, pop. jazz, or classical. Just close your eyes, let loose and enjoy the beats!

woman wearing white headphones

2. Make your favourite drink. It can be a strawberry smoothie, a specialty tea, freshly brewed coffee or even a daiquiri. Doesn’t matter, you just sit back, relax and take slow delicious sips.

person holding glass of drink

3. Color a picture. Get a colouring book or print out a colouring page you like from JustColor. I especially like their “Keep Calm and Be a Unicorn” picture. Once you are done, you can even hang it up or send your creations back to them!

Keep Calm and Be a Unicorn : What a beautiful creature !

4. Make a cozy spot. Pile all your pillows and blankets together to make your own cozy spot for a quick catnap.

short-coated brown dog lying on bed

5. Go an awe walk. Getting some fresh air can really boost your mood. This time, go for a walk, but not just any walk. Go out with the aim of finding opportunities to experience awer – a beautiful weed, a stray cat, stars, clouds, people, buildings, your own shadow.

shallow focus photography of person walking on road between grass

6. Take a long luxurious shower or bath. Shower bombs, body scrubs, exfoliating brushes, scented lotions, candles, large fluffy towels – bring them all in to make your bath time a spa experience!

woman sitting in bathtub behind lit tealight and pillar candles

7. Soak your feet in a home-made foot bath.  Prepare a basin of hot water, add some Epsom salts and a few drops of essential oil, and you have the cheapest relaxing experience ever.

person putting his feet on water

8. Cuddle with a loved one. Spend time just snuggling and cuddling with your loved ones, be it human or pet.

girl holding smartphone beside cat watching reclining to her shoulder

9. Keep a gratitude journal. Write down up to five things for which you feel grateful.  Research has shown that people who routinely express gratitude enjoy better health and greater happiness.

Today I am Grateful book

10. Meditate. Sit in a comfortable position. Close your eyes and focus your attention on each breath you take. Silently say “in” when you breathe in and “out” when you breathe out.

person doing yoga on floor

11. Daydream. Take 15 minutes to let your mind go on vacation and fantasize about positive things.

woman sitting near open window

12. Indulge in a super sinful dessert. Chocolate brownies, coconut ice-cream, tiramisu — today, you can eat whatever you want.

blueberry cupcakes

13. Declutter. Look around your home with the goal to get rid of at least one item that’s bothering you from your life. You can empty a drawer, give away unwanted clothes, or clean out one shelf of your fridge. Tossing is cathartic and empowering.

crumpled yellow ruled paper on gray panel

14. Do a small random act of kindness. This sounds like counterintuitive because it is more work! But research actually says random acts of kindness has all kinds of benefits, from reducing stress and pain to increasing happiness.

Say Hello To Others text

15. Give yourself a massage. This is my favourite. In just 15 minutes, you can improve your well-being tremendously by massaging your scalp, face, neck, shoulders and back. Pat yourself on the back for completing it.

opened amber glass vial bottle

We hope you have found the information and tools on our website useful in supporting you and your loved ones in this journey of self-discovery!

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