Self Care Sunday: 10 Ways to De-Stress When You Don’t Really Have the Time

We see it all the time on social media: “practice self care”

But practicing self care is much easier said than done. Especially when you’re busy AF and don’t really know what self care is. When I first started practicing self care, I thought it was some sort of meditation, woo-saw practice. So I would go on with my day until I got super stressed, then my anxiety would kick in, and I would think, “I should practice self care more often and maybe I won’t get so stressed.” However, I knew nothing about self care and where to start.

This is my self care journey…

And I’m ok with it not being ok for everyone. I challenge you to find your own journey to preventing anxiety and stress by doing some of these self care ideas.

If you have 5 minutes…

  • Give yourself a hand massage. I suggest using a lotion that has stress relieving lotion like Bath & Body Works Stress Relief Lotion
  • Dance to your favorite song. This really helps me when I’m cooking dinner or somewhere in the privacy of my own home…lol
  • Close your eyes and breathe slowly. Try inhaling through your mouth for 5 seconds, and out your nose for 5 seconds.
  • Treat yourself to a spa day. Well not a full spa day because this is 5 minutes, but invest in some quality skincare products to make you feel a little extra luxurious

If you have 20 minutes…

If time isn’t an issue…

  • Go on a mini vacation. If you can take 1-2 days, book a room 3 hours out of town and explore new scenery
  • Volunteer. This is one of my favorites. It’s crazy how your problems seem to disappear when you see others who just need your time
  • Cleanse your world. Take time to clean junk food out of your cupboard or distance yourself from toxic people. What you see on a daily basis really affects your mood.

What do you do for self-care?

Let me know in the comments, I love chatting with you all!

Katelynn Ansari

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