Life can be hectic and you may find yourself saying, “I’m too busy for self-care!”  But what if we redefine self-care as simply finding  moments in your day to put yourself first.

What are some ways you can put yourself first?  

Check out these 7 ideas that take just a couple of minutes:

  • Set a timer for 5 minutes and stretch – your body will feel great!
  • Download a mindfulness app on your phone and take a few minutes to practice mindfulness – your mind will feel more at peace!
  • Take 1 minute to do deep breathing – it will help your body relax and your mind refresh!
  • Listen to one of your favorite songs – enjoy the happiness you feel listening to your favorite song!
  • Journal 3 things you are thankful for today – this will help you shift out of negative thinking into positive thinking.
  • Find a podcast that inspires you and listen for 5-10 minutes – notice the encouragement and inspiration you feel while listening to the podcast.
  • Write a thank you note or email to a friend or coworker and tell them how much appreciate them – this will help you feel connected and happy to give encouragement to someone you care about!

Self-care doesn’t have to take you hours to do.  It can be just a few minutes of pausing in your day to do something that makes your body, mind and heart feel great! 

If you are looking for more ways to manage stress, anxiety or depression, our skilled therapists are ready to meet with you!  Contact our office today to schedule your first appointment.