Positive Things to Do While the Kettle Boils
There is a lot we can do in small moments throughout the day to enhance our wellbeing and improve mental health. Even the smallest moment, if harnessed properly, can really make a big impact. For many, the challenge is being able to take pause in that moment to acknowledge it. Do you have a routine small break within your day? When you enjoy tea time in the morning, afternoon, or evening, within that pocket of space you can choose to fill it with something positive.
Here are some of our favorite 2-3 minute activities while the kettle boils:
Go outside and feel the sun on your face
Try doing at least 15 squats in the kitchen
Gently stretch your whole body with cat cow pose, child's pose, and downward dog
Send someone you love a text or old photo together, letting them know you’re thinking of them
Put on your favorite song and dance off any sitting-all-day stagnation
Splash cool water on your face and do a quick face massage
Drink 6 ounces of water
Enjoy a piece of fresh fruit as a snack
Try a 60 second plank, rest 45 seconds, then another 60 seconds
Sit quietly, close your eyes, and breathe deeply - pouring your attention into each in & out breath.
Vocalize 1 thing you will feel good after accomplishing in the remainder of the day
Think of (or better yet, jot down) a few things that you’re thankful for that day. (Even focusing on just 1 can make all the difference. Allow yourself to sink into that gratitude)
Send someone you love a text or old photo together letting them know you’re thinking of them.
Love on your pet for a rush of feel-good endorphins
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