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3 Self-Care Routines That Are Under 15 Minutes

Busy days are good for putting those mindful tricks into use. We keep searching for this thing called "balance" but yet we keep coming up short. It seems like we watched our mothers and grandmothers do it all, but with a lot fewer bags under their eyes! Sometimes a quick treat for you can turn your whole day around. Artless Skincare is caring about your skin, but also your mind and body too. When you think about "self-care" the thought of a kid-free spa day pops up, but it doesn't have to be a long drawn out thing. Sometimes if you wake up 15 minutes earlier than the house wakes up, you can easily find the time. Try taking a few minutes to yourself and try our top 3 self-care routines under 15 minutes! (That's right, you have no choice in this because you can always snag 15 minutes away during the day)

1. Turn Off the Computer and Phone

To be turned off from the world for 15 minutes is magical. Think about it, even your electronics have to be a charge and reset sometimes, why don't you? Take this time to read a book, go make some tea, or just meditate on yourself. Phones and computers are HUGE distractions, and you can find yourself getting lost on screen time. Schedule your screen-free time, put your phone on DND(do not disturb), and spend time reconnecting with yourself.

2. Read a Book

Did you know that reading can help reduce stress by 68%? When reading, your muscles are relaxed, and the tension on your body is eased. Pick up a few good reads whether it's fiction, non-fiction, or a magazine. Getting lost in a book is one of the best feelings and its top on our list! 10-15 minutes of a book every day could easily add up.

3. Write in Your Gratitude Journal

Wow oh wow has this helped me a ton! Gratitude isn't about just being happy about what you have, it's about being mindful. Take 5-10 minutes to write down the things that really bring joy to your life. Even on a crappy day, you need to focus on what brings you joy, instead of what ruins it. Basically, buy a cute journal, and write them down on paper instead of typing on the computer. There's something about writing down affirmations, and things that you are grateful for that brings them more to life! Of course, there are endless things that you can do, but that depends on your life, so dig deep! My own self-care is waking up to a quiet house and enjoying a cup of coffee without scrolling on my phone. Whether you light a candle and put on some music or take a 15-minute walk for some fresh air, make the time! What are your favorite things to do for a quick self-care moment? Tell us in the comments below!

Until Next Time,

Ashley x Shana

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