- Add 2-3 cups of sea salt or Epsom salt to your bath.
- Get outside. It is grounding and energizing. If possible let your feet touch the dirt or grass for added benefits.
- Do a breathing exercise: Start sitting cross-legged with your hand on your belly. Breathe in, then exhale completely. Inhale deeply once more, and release it in short bursts through your nostrils by contracting your abdominals quickly 8 to 10 times, as if someone were hitting you in the gut.
- Take 5-10 minutes in mindfulness or meditation.
- Sing, paint, dance or find another way to express yourself creatively.
- Indulge in a guilty pleasure – read a trashy magazine or get a latte. These are fine in moderation!
- Write down the things you are grateful for.
- Take a walk.
- Write in a journal.
- Create a vision board or collage. Spend a little time dreaming about what you want out of life and create something to remind yourself of what you are working and heading toward.
- Give a close friend a call or meet for coffee.
- Make a playlist of your favorite songs.
- Plan a date night.
- Get a 10 minute power nap.
- When you feel overwhelmed and need a 10 minute break, ask yourself, “What do I really feel like doing right now?”
When you are constantly caring for others at work and at home, you can easily become burned out. Here are some ways you can grab a few minutes for yourself and recharge your batteries!
If you need help finding ways to rejuvenate yourself, contact me for a Free Discovery Session to see if coaching can help you!
I am a Duke Integrative Medicine trained Health Coach located in Charlotte, NC. I hold a B.S. and M.A. in Wellness Management. I have a passion for health and for helping others achieve the healthy life they desire.