Short on Time? Following are a few self-care practices you can complete in 30 minutes or less, and still get the benefit of feeling good.
Tidy a small space. If you dread organizing those files or cleaning your desk or getting your massage treatment room cleaned up at the end of the day, try setting a timer for 15 or 30 minutes and spend that time getting one (or two) small tasks done.
Knowing you have a finite amount of time set aside for the task can help you focus, and often, you may get even more done than you set out to do. Once done, you’ll likely feel more calm and have more time for the hobbies and summer activities you enjoy.
Make a feel-good playlist. Music can be a really powerful way to work through emotions, improve mood or just have fun. With all the streaming services available, it’s now possible to create as many playlists as you want—from music to get you moving to songs that help you relax to old favorites that take you back in time.
+ Bonus tip: Make a 30-minute playlist for when you do your timed tidying! Include music that will boost your energy and get you through some of your least favorite tasks.
Do a needs assessment. Summer can be busy, and sometimes we just need to slow down and take stock of how we’re feeling and see if there are aspects of our lives that might benefit from a little extra love. Sit with yourself for 30 minutes and really think about how you’re doing.
How did your last week go? Are there things you can do to make next week go better or smoother? How is your sleep schedule? Are you making time for a mid-day meal or snack to keep your energy stable? Are you staying hydrated or do you need to find a way to drink more water during your day?
Sometimes, just taking a little time to sit quietly and check in with yourself can give you needed insight to make small adjustments that can make a big difference.