I haven’t done a self-care or a wellbeing post for a while now. Truthfully, I haven’t been in the right frame of mind to practice any form of wellbeing or self-care; so this doesn’t make me want to write any. Practice what you preach.
But I’m trying to get better and get back into the swing of practising self-care and wellbeing. Something happens recently that made me feel like shit. Not going to talk about it – but basically, it involved a lot of crying and stuff my face with chocolates.
Not going to talk about – and yes, I know its annoying when bloggers start being all vague but bear with me here.
As I was saying, something happens, and it made me stop practising self-care and my wellbeing. But like I said earlier, I’m trying to get better and putting the past behind me.
Most people think practising self-care can be so time-consuming, where you need to schedule a whole hour a day. But really, you don’t need to re-organize your life – as most self-care technique can be done in less than 5 minutes or whenever you have a moment to breathe.
Here are a few daily self-care techniques that can be done in 5 minutes. So take a deep breath and let delve in:
Listen to Calm app
If you are commuting to work via the train or car, instead of listening to the radio or Spotify; switch to the Calm App. Relaxing music or stories can de-stress you and make you feel happier. Also, if you are having problems sleeping, I find listening to the Calm app helps.
Give yourself a good stretch
this can be done at your desk at work or first thing in the morning. Just give yourself a good stretch by stretching out your arm and legs.
Write something in your journal (or phone notes)
A few weeks ago, I wrote about the Cath Kidston positivity journal, and every day I write a little something. So when something is stressing you out or need to get something off your chest, then keep a journal and write something in it. If you don’t have a journal, then use your phone notes and to make it secure – makes it password protected.
Drink more water
I have written many time why drinking water is so good for you, but when talking about self-care drinking water is so important. Not only does it quench your thirst, but it can also calm you down and make you feel a little happier. Try and drink 1 ½ litre of water a day and avoid fizzy soda drink.
Speak to some positive affirmations
Stand in front of a mirror and tell yourself that you can do this. It surprising how speaking positive affirmation to yourself can make you feel that you can do something and makes you feel better.
Those were my daily self-care techniques that can be done in 5 minutes – do you have anything to add?