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  • Writer's pictureAbby Calabrese

Finding Time for Self-Care When Life Gets Busy



We've all been there - life gets hectic, schedules fill up, and before you know it you're running on fumes with no time left for proper self-care. But making time to recharge is so important for your well-being and productivity. The challenge is finding simple strategies that don't require huge time commitments.


Here are some realistic self-care ideas you can easily work into your day:


  • Morning meditation - Even 5 minutes of deep breathing and mindfulness first thing can help you start your day feeling calm and centered. Grab your coffee and meditate outside if possible for a boost of vitamin D too.

  • Walk and talk meetings - Brainstorming while walking is great for creativity. Grab a coworker and take your meeting outdoors for some movement and fresh air during your break.

  • Mini massages - Set a timer for just 10 minutes to decompress your shoulders at your desk using soothing essential oils or lotions.

  • Screen-free lunch - Your eyes and brain will thank you for taking a technology break. Bring your meal outside or to an open space to chat with colleagues without devices.

  • Evening exercise - Make a habit of going for a walk, run or bike ride after work to burn off stress before relaxing at home. 30 minutes is plenty to feel recharged.

  • Quick crafts or hobbies - Keep a small project like coloring books, knitting or sketching at your desk for mental breaks between tasks.

  • Hydrate and fuel right - Drink water throughout the day for focus and energy. Meal prep healthy lunches and snacks to avoid costly, salty take-out when time is tight.

The key is choosing low-effort self-care activities you'll actually stick with. Be kind to yourself as you experiment - consistency is more important than perfection. Prioritize yourself and your energy level will thank you.


Let me know if you have any questions! Taking time for self-care, even just 10 minutes here and there, can make a big difference for your health and productivity.

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