The Five-Minute Power Nap

  • Next time you are tired, take a 5-minute power nap. Yep, you heard me right. Five little minutes. That’s something that most of us can spare, even if we work from home. Set your phone timer, get cozy, and shut those eyes. If you can’t fall asleep that fast, simply rest with your eyes open or closed. While your body may need more than 5 minutes’ rest, the act of taking this time for you is a great starting point that your workaholic self can probably tolerate. It cultivates a value of self-care that you can then put into action in other areas of your life as well. Or who knows? Maybe the next time you’ll treat yourself to a 20-minute power nap because you’ve got some momentum with this whole self-care thing.
  • When your body gets stagnant and feels it needs some exercise, do 10 movements of your choice to get the energy flowing again and let your body know you are listening. I like to do 10 air squats, 10 sit ups, or if I’m feeling really feisty 10 push ups. You can do jumping jacks or arm circles. Climb some stairs or walk to the window and back. Do one downward dog in yoga, touch your toes, or do ten arm curls. You get the gist. Exercise doesn’t have to be long or “perfect” to offer us some benefits. I bet if you did only 10 sit-ups a day, by the end of the month, you’d feel or see a positive difference in your stomach. Not too shabby. Again, you are developing the value of caring for you in bite-size bits that your passionate, workaholic self can tolerate and appreciate.

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Suzanne Bellavista

Suzanne Bellavista

Suzanne is a karmic astrologer & life coach who helps soul-centered entrepreneurs & leaders use astrology to design & plan their life in rhythm with the stars.