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.
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.
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.
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
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.