Sunday, May 28

"Love yourself first and everything else falls into line."
— Lucille Ball, actress

Get a piece of paper (or a journal) and something to write with. Make a list of 5 things you can do in 10 minutes or less that you enjoy doing. Here are some suggestions if you need some help:

  • Take a walk
  • Listen to a favorite song
  • Color or draw
  • Sit under a tree
  • Dance it out
  • Ask someone you love for a hug
  • Play a game
  • Watch a video that makes you laugh
  • Play with a pet
  • Call or text a friend
  • Take a bath or shower
  • Write in your journal
  • Play with toys
  • Stretch
  • Do your favorite exercise
  • Walk barefoot in the grass or on the earth


  • Do you notice any resistance to taking time to be kind to yourself?

When you’re feeling overwhelmed or having a hard time, you can show kindness to yourself by taking a short break and doing something you love. Next time you are struggling, set the times for 10 minutes and do one of the activities on your list.