10 Easy Self Care Ideas for When You Have Less than 5 Minutes
These 10 easy self care ideas are perfect when you are super short on time!
As a busy mom, sometimes you only get five minutes or less to yourself each day. By the end of the day, you are exhausted and tired. I’ve been there myself! If you only have five minutes or less each day, you can still practice a few basic self-care habits! Here are ten easy self-care ideas for when you have less than five minutes.
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Take a deep breath
Deep breathing can help you relax! Especially if you are having a stressful day! Take two deep breaths whenever you get a second. If you’ve got a little more time, consider doing some meditation.
Listen to your favorite song
Many songs are just a few minutes! Listening to your favorite song can be a great way to boost your mood and ease some tension. If you can, have a little dance party too!
Think of 5 things you are grateful for right now
If you only have a few minutes, think of five things that you are thankful for right now. This will help boost your mood and remind you of the things you love. If you have more time, consider writing them down in a journal.
Tidy up one area of your home
You would be surprised how much tidying you can get done in only five minutes! Unload the dishwasher, clear off a countertop, or get rid of the mail on the counter. Tidy up one area of your home quickly to help give you some breathing room.
Get some fresh air
Sometimes a little bit of fresh air can help reset your mood and your mind. Step outside for just a few minutes and enjoy the sun and the outside air for a minute. If the weather isn’t so great, consider turning on the fan and working in some aromatherapy.
Pet your pet
If you have a pet, take the time to pet them! Your cat or dog will love the extra attention, and it can help calm you down when you’re stressed. If you’ve got more time on your hands, consider heading to the animal shelter to give those pets some love too!
This is great for those who sit for long periods of time! Get up and stretch for just a few minutes. You’ll be amazed at how much better you feel.
Take a quick walk
A quick walk can help you burn some calories and get your blood moving! This will help boost your mood and even help you focus.
Drink a glass of water
If you’ve only got a minute, drink a glass of water. This will do wonders for your body and keep you from getting dehydrated.
Read a blog article
Don’t go for a deep dive article right now; look for something you can read quickly. Find a new recipe to try for dinner next week, or get some tips to help you in an area where you’re struggling.
While these self-care habits might sound silly, they will make a significant impact!