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    7 Self-Care Tips To Try Out This Week

    Self-care is the best care.

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    1. If you have 3 minutes: Learn about this puppy bouquet.

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    This genius bride and groom swapped flowers for rescue pups.

    2. If you have 5 minutes: Occupy your hands.

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    "I recently bought a tub of Crazy Aaron's Thinking Putty," Sophie says.

    "It's basically just a fun thing to squish while you sit at your desk/read and I am finding it is really helping with my concentration. It has also helped me stop getting bored and wandering over to the snack room as it keeps your hands busy. Also it looks pretty!"

    You can buy the putty here for £9.99.

    3. If you have 10 minutes: Download a health tracking app.

    4. If you have 15 minutes: Switch up your listening routine.

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    "Maybe it's obvious, but if you're working on a big project that demands creativity or deep thought, consider switching up your listening habits.

    "Say you listen to a podcast or talk radio during your morning commute – the more engrossing it is, the more likely it is to block out a productive train of thought or even a breakthrough. When you sit down to work, you then have to waste time dragging your brain out of the story or conversation and into work mode.

    "Start the day with silence or unobtrusive music, though, and you leave your mind to its own devices. You're more likely to arrive at your desk with a mostly formed idea that you can immediately pour into your keyboard/sketchpad/piano, meaning you hit the ground running."

    "That's not to say podcasts can't provide inspiration, of course, but if you find it takes a while for your mind to warm up, consider saving that new episode for after work." – Lyle Brennan

    5. If you have 20 minutes: Get into Zen gardening.

    6. If you have 30 minutes: Reorganise your study space.

    7. If you have 30 seconds: Watch this relaxing GIF.

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