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    34 Things You Can Use If You Need Some 'Me' Time But Don't Have That Much 'Free' Time

    'Cause regular 10-minute breaks are just as important as entire self-care days!

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    1. This mindfulness set comes with 25 creative exercises, colouring sheets to release your inner ~artiste~, and a plain journal for you to capture your thoughts – each exercise takes no more than 10 minutes to do, so it's really easy to fit into a busy day!

    Oliver Bonas

    Price: £16.50

    2. Start your day off right by taking a couple of extra minutes before you shower to use this dry body brush – use short, quick strokes towards your heart to encourage blood circulation and lymphatic drainage for an energy boost!

    Oliver Bonas

    Price: £9.50

    3. This guided journal for self-reflection will help you to connect with your ~inner~ self for just a few minutes each day, helping to build a greater sense of mindfulness over time!

    Urban Outfitters

    Price: £12.99

    4. This wellness set is packed full of little tools to help you take 10 minutes for yourself – including a mini meditation guide, inspirational quotes, and even scented pencils to bring an extra element of calm to your break.

    Yes I want it

    Price: £15.95

    5. You can use a few of these 'boost your brain' trivia cards any time you feel like you're in a bit of a creative rut.

    Oliver Bonas

    Price: £5.00

    6. And spend a minute on each of these exercise cards for a workout experience that's tailored to you, perfect for if you can't dedicate a solid chunk of time to a pre-planned workout.

    Oliver Bonas

    Price: £5.00

    7. Roll this massage ball between your back and a wall to ease out knots and aching muscles – it's made from Himalayan salts for an extra antioxidant boost!

    Oliver Bonas

    Price: £8.00

    8. If you like the idea of cross-stitching but think you won't have enough time to *properly* get into a design, this customisable cross-stitch journal is easy to complete and will still give you a calming break!

    Yes I want it

    Price: £10.95

    9. These wellness incense sticks come in four gorgeous scents to suit your every mood – you can let them work their magic while you work your own.

    Oliver Bonas

    Price: £10.00 for four boxes with 40 incense sticks in each.

    10. And might I suggest that you hold them up in this ridiculously sleek coiled snake incense holder?

    Urban Outfitters

    Price: £12.00

    11. If incense sticks aren't really your thing, you can always try this meditation incense oil to help you to unwind!

    Urban Outfitters

    Price: £4.00

    12. If you're having trouble getting to sleep after a busy day, this music pillow connects easily to your phone, and has subtle speakers built inside – so you can drift off in no time to the beat of your favourite tunes!

    Prezzybox

    Price: £14.99

    13. If you want to decorate your room with old memories – like, right now – then you can use this instant photo printer that turns your smartphone pics into cute lil' polaroids.

    Firebox

    Price: £39.99 – it's available in three colours.

    14. Take a few moments to escape into this book of short, sweet, and powerful poems.

    Urban Outfitters

    Price: £9.99

    15. This little self-care kit will fit easily through a letterbox, making it the perfect gift for a hard-working friend (or you!)

    Not on the high street

    Price: £16.50

    16. These hot chocolate bombes have everything you need to create the *perfect* cup of hot cocoa with minimal effort and mess!

    Firebox

    Price: £10.00 for three.

    17. This one-line-a-day memory book takes only a few minutes each day to fill out – it will encourage you to create positive memories during these trying times, and future you can see how much you have grown over the years, too!

    Oliver Bonas

    Price: £14.99

    18. Hugging this heated pillow for a few minutes will comfort you and keep you ~toasty~.

    Firebox

    Price: £29.99

    19. With these shower steamer cubes, you don't need to have lots of time (or a bathtub) to have a calming bathing experience!

    Prezzybox

    Price: £7.99 for a pack of eight.

    20. Use this teeny-tiny plant mister to take a moment to care for your plant babies.

    Urban Outfitters

    Price: £15.00

    21. Keep this soothing pink clay face mask on for 10 minutes for the ideal addition to a time-saving pamper routine – the powder formula (which you mix with water) also means that it doesn't use preservatives!

    Not on the high street

    Price: £7.75

    22. Take a minute to properly massage in this basil and white clay hand cream if your hands are feeling the effects of drying soaps and antibacterial gels.

    Oliver Bonas

    Price: £2.80

    23. If your hands need moisturising on an even ~deeper~ level, these double-layer hydrating gloves are rich in antioxidants and vitamin C for soft and supple hands, nails, and cuticles.

    Oliver Bonas

    Price: £10.00 for a pair.

    24. And these nighttime rescue heal patches will intensely moisturise dry, cracked heels while you sleep!

    Oliver Bonas

    Price: £3.50 for a pair.

    25. Light one of these hand-poured soy wax candles to let the soothing scent help you properly relax – even if it's just for 10 minutes!

    Urban Outfitters

    Price: £10.00 each.

    26. Set aside a short amount of time each day to write in this positive planner for a 12-week journey that's dedicated to self-care.

    Not on the high street

    Price: £24.00

    27. This pocket-sized fidget cube has six different functions for when you need a small break to help clear your mind.

    Prezzybox

    Price: £4.99

    28. This 15-minute hourglass timer will help you to be more disciplined when it comes to giving yourself regular breaks throughout the day.

    Yes I want it

    Price: £20.00

    29. Create the illusion of a starry sky in your own room with this handmade glass lamp – it's perfect for mindful moments of reflection.

    Oliver Bonas

    Price: £27.50

    30. And basking in the glow of this lil' dumpling light will soothe your stresses, even if you're working towards a tight deadline!

    Firebox

    Price: £14.99

    31. Need to keep the beard game strong but don't have any time for cleaning up afterwards? This shaving apron will have you fully styled in seconds!

    Prezzybox

    Price: £9.99

    32. If your tea is always getting cold, may I introduce you to this sleeping bear cup warmer which will keep it at the perfect temperature?

    Oliver Bonas

    Price: £4.00

    33. If you don't have enough time to grab a glass of your favourite tipple, then this helpful bell will encourage others to get one for you.

    Oliver Bonas

    Price: £1.50

    34. And these CBD gummies are a ~sweet~ way to unwind and chill at the end of a busy day!

    Firebox

    Price: £5.99 - £8.99 per pack, depending on flavour.