Improve your life in 10 minutes

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Are you stressed? Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed? Is your to-do list getting longer and longer but not completed? Are there dreams you want to fulfill or goals you want to accomplish? You’ll be amazed at how much 10 minutes can improve your life!

How can 10 minutes improve your life?

What can you possibly get done in 10 minutes? A LOT! A while back here on The Hot Mess Press, we talked about how to set achievable goals. Many times, goals remain unaccomplished and dreams remain unfulfilled because they seem so daunting we wind up not pursuing them at all. If you devote 10 minutes to the things on the following list on a regular basis, I can almost guarantee it will improve your life:

  • Exercise
  • Chores
  • Prayer
  • Rest and relaxation
  • Self-nurture
  • Studying
  • Venting

Which topics mentioned here can you relate to most? Are one or more of them things you have wanted to do but lament that you lack the time or the motivation or the commitment? Are you willing to try to commit just 10 minutes per day or just a few times a week (even once per week to start if that’s what it takes) to improve your life?

Benefits that improve your life

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Everyone’s always telling us to exercise more, right? Do you often start a new exercise routine, stick with it a few weeks, then slowly let it dwindle out until you’re no longer exercising at all? Maybe you suffered an injury and have been slowly recovering but feel ready to try to move around and get some exercise in again. You can reap the benefits of body movement with 10 minutes at a time!

If the laundry is piling up, the trim needs painted or you’ve been trying to motivate yourself to clean the garage — whatever the chore or project is, give it your ALL for 10 minutes. For instance, devoting yourself to 10 minutes of prayer each day can bring great blessing to your life. Not only does it help you draw nearer to God, it relieves stress and helps you gain peace of mind as well.

More benefits

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Chances are, you need more rest. It’s a busy world. We all need to slow down. You can probably think up a million excuses why you don’t have time to do that. Think of it this way, however — if you burn out, how productive can you really be? Devoting 10 minutes to rest and relaxation on a regular basis can help recharge your batteries and refresh your mind. Ditto for self-nurturing!

Keeping the mind active helps avoid dementia, Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases. This is why it’s a great idea to commit yourself to 10 minute intervals of study to help improve your life and strengthen your brain. Finally, all that anger and stress that’s building up inside of you is not doing you any good. Let yourself vent for 10 minutes, whether you write in a journal, talk to a friend or talk out loud to yourself. Just let it go, the move on.

Share your 10-minute ideas to improve your life

Think of some other things you can do in 10 minutes that can help you de-stress, achieve goals, make dreams come true and live your best life. Share your ideas in the comments under this post on our Facebook page!

 

 

 

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