Who doesn’t have 10 spare minutes in the day? I know everyone is busy, but if you really can’t find 10 minutes for something, then it’s not a priority for you or you might want to take a long hard look at your schedule and find out where your time is going.
Why not spend 10 minutes each day doing something that benefits your overall wellness? The choices are endless, so here are a few suggestions to get you started:
Try walking mindfully rather than just for the purpose of getting somewhere. Take in the sights, sounds and smells around you. Breathe in the fresh air (and be thankful the heat of summer is over). Focus entirely on the action you are completing and not on any troubles or anxieties – they will still be there after your 10 minutes of wellness!
Make a healthy snack
Snacking gets a bad reputation – but it can be a great way to boost your energy, refresh your mind and get you back on track for whatever’s next in your day.
Yes, meditation can be hard, especially if you’re not well practiced at it. But it gets easier the more you do it! Take 10 minutes, sit comfortably but try to ensure your spine is long and straight. Close your eyes and focus on one thing. This could be your breath – mindfully take long full inhales and exhales, or perhaps choose an intention, such as gratitude. Conjure up a feeling of thankfulness and sit with that for 10 minutes. If your mind wanders, that’s OK, just bring back your focus each time you realize it .
Stretching is always bound to make you feel better. Stretch up high, stretch your arms out and back, touch your toes, reach to the side. Do something that your body will thank you for.
Set an intention
This intention could be business or personal. It could be short, medium or long term. Setting an intention and recalling it often helps to make sure our actions are aligned with our goals.
Think of how best you could use 10 minutes, incorporate that into your schedule and enjoy the benefits every day!
Spa, Wellness & Lifestyle Expert, Spa Consultant, Speaker and Founder of Spa & Wellness MexiCaribe magazine