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Invest In Your Wellness Success –20-Minutes at a Time

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When life gets busy—and it always does—it’s easy to let our wellness routines become anything but routine. And while taking some time for ourselves can be a challenge, it doesn’t have to become an afterthought.   Activities like exercise, meditation and personal reflection may very well be the missing ingredient to jump-starting productivity and regaining a positive outlook on our day-to-day lives.

The next time your schedule has you feeling out-of-sorts or maybe just a little overwhelmed, remember to carve out some time for you. Try challenging yourself to one of the activities below – they’re only 20-minutes and the benefits will truly start to add up. These quick breaks are perfect for weaving into a busy schedule and will leave you feeling refreshed and ready to tackle whatever life has in store.   Give it a try. Whether you make time for one or time for four, the important thing is you’re taking control by making time for what’s important. You.

Here are a few ideas to start with, but remember to choose what makes you feel the best.

20-Minute Spa Session

Give your body the renewal it craves.

  • Release muscle tension and relieve joint pain

  • Improve circulation by 102%

  • Flush toxins out of the body

The Power Of Water: Top 5 Benefits Of Water Immersion

The Power of Warm Water

Live Dry, Recover Wet: The Magic Of Hot Tub Hydrotherapy

20-Minute Walk, Hike or Run

Get out there and soak in the sun.

  • Burn 75 calories by walking just 2 mph

  • Reduce stress and improve your mood with the release of endorphins

  • Improve bone health with Vitamin D from the sun

Walk A Little Faster, Burn A Lot More Calories

Tesco Living - 8 reasons why walking is great for your health

WebMD - Exercise and Depression

Medical News Today - Vitamin D: Health Benefits, Facts and Research

 

20-Minute Meditation

Find a little inner peace.

  • Manage stress and reduce blood pressure

  • Improve focus throughout the day

  • Sleep deeper and go to sleep faster

Need To Relax? Take A Deep Breath (Or Several)

Health and Yoga - Meditation ... Its Benefits

Project-Meditation.org - Statistics on People who Meditate

Buffer Social - What is Meditation and How It Affects Our Brains

 

20-Minute Yoga Session

Get in shape and loosen up those muscles.

  • Release muscle tension.

  • Build strength and gain flexibility

  • Reduce cytokine by 41% to energize and boost mood

Yoga Journal - 5 Surprising Benefits of Yoga

Self - 7 Life-Improving Benefits of Yoga

 

20-Minute Mind Challenge

Sharpen your mind with brain-teasers and logic puzzles.

  • Improve your memory.

  • Develop your logic and reasoning skills

  • Increase focus and strengthen concentration

Huffington Post - 7 Tricks To Improve Your Memory

Saving-Advice.com - 11 Reasons To Do Jigsaw Puzzles

 

20-Minute Reflection

Write a story, poem, or journal entry about your day.

  • Enhance your memory with expressive writing

  • Get a handle on stress by venting your emotions

  • Enjoy the benefits of having a record of your life

LifeHacker.com - Why You Should Keep a Journal (and How to Start Yours)

Reader's Digest - Reduce Stress Through Journaling

BJPsych Advances - Emotional and physical health benefits of expressive writing

 

Share these wellness challenges with your friends and family – just use the sharing icons. What challenges will you take on? Tell us in the comments below.

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