One of the biggest barriers that I’ve faced on my journey to taking better care of myself had been time. Sometimes it’s hard to find the time, sometimes it’s difficult to take the time, but almost always I forgot to pause the time.
You can do a whole lotta stuff in 30 seconds
Let’s think about that. It takes 30 seconds or less to: check to make sure I have my phone and purse before leaving the house, go back inside when I left my lunch or coffee, put my money back into my wallet at the drive through instead of throwing it in the seat, finish an email, do 10 squats, get up and check to make sure the door is locked, put a dish in the dishwasher, put up my shoes and purse, put on a pair of earrings, find the thing I just dropped, light a candle, change the time on a clock, put new batteries in the remote, hang up my coat, fluff my pillows, fold the blanket on my couch, clean up a small spill, drink a glass of water, find the matching sock, put an important paper in the correct folder, clean my glasses, put on hand lotion and lip gloss, pick out your favorite coffee cup, pour a glass of wine .. I could go on forever.
It really does start to add up
These are all examples of things that I have actually intentionally done in the past few weeks. None of them took a lot of time, some of them I was already doing anyway, and all of them made a huge difference in how I felt. So I challenge you to take as many 30 second self-care moments as you can. It really does start to add up.