I wasn’t having a good morning yesterday. I had gotten the boys off to school and needed to get to work, but I just felt so blah. So I gave myself ten minutes for self-care. But what could I do in ten minutes? I spent about five minutes deciding, and then did #2 on my list below.

Afterward I came in and made a list of ten self-care practices I could do next time I have ten minutes.

10 Ideas for 10 Minutes of Self-Care - sandrapeoples.com

  1. Take a walk or do some stretches.
  2. Put your house plants outside for sunshine and water them.
  3. Light a candle or diffuse your favorite essential oil.
  4. Text five friends and encourage them. If you are feeling down, maybe they are too!
  5. Open your Bible to Philippians or read from a devotion book. I’m currently enjoying Nailed It: 365 Sarcastic Devotions for Angry or Worn-Out People (affiliate link).
  6. Plan a date night (a gift to your future self and your husband).
  7. Tidy up the area around you if that would help you feel organized and calmer.
  8. Drink some water (or another favorite beverage).
  9. Scan your library’s website and request a couple new books.
  10. Write in your journal.

Even just taking ten minutes to care for yourself can help make a blah morning a little better! What could you do in ten minutes?

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