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    Sep 17, 2016

    7 Self Care Tips To Try This Week

    Start the week off right.

    Sian Butcher / BuzzFeed

    1. If you have 3 minutes: Write down one good thing that happened today.

    2. If you have 5 minutes: Buy something that makes your life easier.

    3. If you have 10 minutes: Be inspired by this bad-ass bride.

    4. If you have 15 minutes: Try out these exercises you can do lying down.

    Anna Borges / BuzzFeed

    This entire article on Not-Overwhelming Ways To Work Out When You’re Depressed is worth reading, but this is my favourite bit:

    “Sometimes it just seems too daunting to get in workout clothes and get everything just right before exercising, so I take it super slow. Little victories make the rest of the day better.”

    —Linzy Jensen, Facebook

    14 Exercises You Can Do While Lying Down

    5. If you have 20 minutes: Try and boost your productivity.

    BuzzFeed

    Sally spoke to a productivity expert (Jocelyn Glei) to get some useful tips, including how to schedule your day best:

    "Reactive work is anything that’s put on your desk by other people — emails you have to answer, meetings you need to attend, requests for you to review something or provide feedback, and so on.

    "Starting the day with reactive work puts you in the mindset of working on other people’s schedules instead of your own, says Glei. And it probably means pushing back that deep-attention work until later in the day, when your ability to focus has decreased and you’re worn out from aggressively working on inbox zero."

    6. If you have 30 minutes: Put together your feel good routine.

    Loryn Brantz/ BuzzFeed

    This article details one writer's specific routine, but take some time to figure out what works for you.

    7. If you have 30 seconds: Follow Dog Wat I Saw

    Border collie very proud of standing in a muddy puddle - 13:23pm London Fields

    DogwatIsaw

    https://twitter.com/dogwatisaw

    This is a weekly series. Have a self-care tip that you think should be in next week’s post? Let me know in the comments or tweet me!