Make time for self-care

Looking after yourself doesn't really have to take up much of your time. Sometimes a quick stretch or shaking your hips to a great song is all it takes to make your day. If, however, you can spare more than five or fifteen minutes - even better! Get inspired by our ideas below and be kind to yourself.

5 Minutes

  • Buy yourself flowers
  • Smile!
  • Put on your favourite song and dance
  • Write down 10 things you are grateful for
  • 5 Minutes of focused breathing
  • Send a message to a loved one
  • Step outside in the fresh air
  • Give yourself a foot massage
  • Drink a glass of water
  • Listen to an upbeat song (check out the WI Playlist here)
  • Light some candles
  • Brush your hair
  • Paint your nails

15 Minutes

  • Write down some positive affirmations
  • Take a bubble bath
  • Watch some funny video clips
  • Start a journal
  • Spend some time in nature
  • Meditate
  • Pamper yourself
  • Call a loved one
  • Take a short nap
  • Stretch
  • Make a smoothie or other health drink
  • Go for a walk
  • Put on a face mask
  • Have a shower
  • Make yourself a hot drink and enjoy

1 hour or more

  • Binge watch a great show (check out our WI Watchlist here)
  • Spend time with friends
  • Create a vision board
  • Do a workout
  • Read a book
  • Listen to a podcast
  • Go on a hike
  • Unplug from technology
  • Try yoga
  • Organise your wardrobe
  • Cook a new meal
  • Paint a picture
  • Watch a new film
  • Take up a new craft

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