10-minute wellbeing activities

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It can be hard to switch off during the day but it’s important for your wellbeing to take breaks to relax and unwind.

Here are our top 10-minute wellbeing activities that promise to boost your mood.

Stretching

A 10-minute stretch can help busy minds and tired eyes.

Stretching can help you feel relaxed and renewed, and can be the ideal break from screens, revision or work.

A good stretch promises to help you feel more focussed to tackle the rest of your day.

Reading

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Whilst it’s tempting to steal 10-minutes on your phone, reading a book can immerse you into new worlds, capture you in suspense or help you learn something new.

It's good to give your eyes a break from screens too.







Note three things

Writing is known to boost wellbeing. Keeping a note of how you're feeling, what you've achieved or setting out goals is a great way to keep you motivated and give you something to look back on if you need a reminder.

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Start small by noting three things:

  • Three things you’ve achieved.
  • Three things to be grateful for.
  • Three positive things you can achieve today.
  • And three goals for tomorrow.

By focussing on the small things you give yourself space to take pleasure in simple achievements and celebrate the positives every day.

Also read: How to write a gratitude journal


Colouring in

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You don’t need a colouring book to make the most of the benefits of colouring for mindfulness.

Use highlighters, coloured pens or sketch with pencils on a scrap of paper to get started. The act of switching off and creating something in the process is a rewarding and well-deserved rest for busy minds.