Do you have time to take care of yourself on a regular basis? Not many people can say “yes” to this question because they are so busy doing tasks for others.
I know for me personally, there are some days I will take care of myself better than other days. I am trying to change this and make better choices and choosing me first. So, on this quest to take care of myself, I created a list of tasks I can do in less than 20 minutes to show myself that I am taking care of.
20 Ways To Take Care Of Yourself In 20 Minutes
Soak hands in warm dish soap water, rinse then moisturize.
Make a great salad with all the healthy trimmings.
Do a 20-minute clean sweep: Put away items that were left out-of-place and clear the surfaces.
Take a 20-minute walk at a comfortable speed.
Get ready for your day: create a list of tasks in order by priority and be sure to add to do something for yourself.
Take multi-vitamins and drink a healthy shake with kale or dark greens in it.
Write in a gratitude journal.
Write down your goals and post them.
Straighten up and remove the paper from your desk.
Eat cucumbers or food that is refreshing.
Drink 2 large glasses of water.
Take a 20-minute power nap.
Bend down and touch your toes. Then do 5 jumping jacks.
Listen to your favorite music and get up and dance.
Pick up the phone and call a dear friend or loved one.
Look through a photo album and admire what you have done with your life.
Take a hot bath rinse and moisturize after.
Write up affirmations (supporting thoughts) and post them. Click here for some examples.
Create an emergency plan and an emergency kit. Click here for step-by-step emergency kit setup.
Do yoga poses and deep breathing exercises.
These tasks may sound simple. And, of course, they are. But we need a reminder now and again. So, feel free to print this list and post it in your home to help you remember to take care of yourself.
I hope this helps you take care of yourself. Feel free to share this with anyone you know that needs to take care of themselves more. Let’s discuss in the comments section, what is your favorite way to take care of yourself. Does it work all the time? Do you do it often? I look forward to hearing from you.
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