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    May 29, 2016

    7 Small Changes To Try This Week

    Time to make a change.

    Rebecca Hendin / BuzzFeed

    1. If you've got 3 minutes: Sprint-clean your bathroom.

    2. If you've got 5 minutes: Try and meditate.

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    I'm the first to admit that I find meditation hard. My mind doesn't settle easily and I get distracted and frustrated. But a lot of this is down to finding the right app. I really like Stop Breathe and Think which is free, has lots of variety and incentives.

    Here are some more great apps to try: 18 Apps That Will Help You Chill The F*ck Out

    3. If you've got 10 minutes: Get up 10 minutes early

    Flo Perry / BuzzFeed

    For ages, I longed to be a morning person. I'm always a-fluster when I get up, and I thought that I was destined to always be this way. But here's the thing. You don't actually have to enjoy getting up early, you just have to do it. Even though your body may be grouchy, your brain will appreciate the ten minute buffer.

    This blog post is a great explainer of how one night owl accepted the dawn.

    4. If you've got 15 minutes: Brush up on an old skill.

    5. If you've got 20 minutes: Get moving

    Ailbhe Malone

    "I like walking everywhere. It clears my head and provides actual space to think and just be mentally idle that even sitting still has a hard time providing in a world overwhelmed by the constant draw of screens and a million other stimuli.

    "So I walk for miles and miles every day, and I've noticed a visible change in my mental state for the better. I'm often prone to a general recurring state of overhanging sadness when left idle, and I've yet to find a way that keeps the demons so often at bay as this.

    "On top of everything, it's actually useful in a very practical way, as it literally gets you to where you're going". – Rebecca Hendin

    6. If you've got 30 minutes: Cook yourself a nice meal and sit at the dinner table.

    7. If you've got 30 seconds: Read this tweet.

    no pam i dont want a bagel im already going to be late have you seen my keys

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