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50 Acts of Self Care in 5 Minutes or Less

50 Acts of Self Care in 5 Minutes or Less

Self care advice is everywhere these days.

And with good reason.

Most of us – women in particular – aren’t taking enough time to recharge our batteries that are often running pretty low.

The problem is, most self care advice revolves around small acts, but ones that can take up chunks of time that some of us don’t have time to spare.

Most days, we don’t have much time to ourselves. I’m not at a stage in my life where I can take a relaxing bath, or go for a long walk alone. There’s not too much downtime at all. It’s enough to make you a little crazy some days.

That’s why we need self-care in the first place!

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So in order to help us all get a little, tiny break, I’ve made a list of over 50 ways to get a little self care in 5 minutes or less!

Maybe you can squeeze one to two of these in today!

Write in a gratitude journal

Sit in the sun

Inhale some essentail oils

Listen to your favorite song

Download a meditation app

Bend over and touch your toes for 1 minute

Put on hand lotion

Make a list to clear your mind

Take a quick walk around the block

Slip on cozy socks

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Pray

Text a friend

Doodle

Color in a coloring book

Get a scalp massage

Rub your feet

Brew a cup of tea

Use a refreshing facial mist spray

Make a smoothie

Simply close your eyes for a few minutes

Sit in a hammock

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Smell some flowers

Use a lip scrub

Use a foot scrub

Talk to your pet

Put your feet up

Have a dance party

Drink some water

Put on bright lipstick

Light a candle

Get or give a hug

Put on a comfy sweater

Sit in a quiet room

Listen to nature sounds

Look at the clouds

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Watch cute baby or puppy videos

Spray your favorite perfume

Daydream

Think about happy memories

Subscribe to a new podcast

Flip through a magazine

Wrap yourself in a plush robe

Dim the lights

Learn a new joke

Talk to your family

Buy a fancy coffee

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Make your bed

Pick up or throw away 3 pieces of clutter

Breathe deeply

Write a thank you note

Repeat a positive mantra

Read a quick poem

Hold a door for a stranger

Smile

Look at the stars

Watch the sunset

Paint your fingernails or toenails

Think of 3 reasons to love yourself

Eat some fruit

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The amazing thing is that making this list didn’t take me much time at all.

Once you start thinking about all the little acts that are calming or bring you joy, the list could go on and on.

I’m sure there are many small things that everyone enjoys that could fit in under the five minute mark.

This could be anything that is soothing to your soul, whether its a physical, mental, or emotional act. For some, even decluttering or doing acts of service for others can be felt as self care.

Just use this list as a starting point and add your own 5 minute self-care acts.

I’m sure you could think of a few!






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