This ten-minute reset hack is genius, and it really does only take ten minutes.
Life is hectic, especially the moment. Between homework, bad news on the television, social media and everything in between, it's so normal to start the day off on the wrong foot and having it go completely downhill from there.
When things go wrong and we get upset or stressed, it's not a bad reflection on us - really. We're human and bad experiences cause bad emotions - it's not possible for us to be calm, centred zen masters all the time.
That's why the secret to resetting your day isn't finding a way to distract yourself or talking yourself out of feeling the way you do. To be honest, it's pretty much the complete opposite.
We found this guide to the ten-minute reset on Pinterest and we absolutely love it. It involves blocking off just ten minutes to yourself with no distractions, lying down and completely accepting how you feel. You can do this with music, a guided meditation or just some peace and quiet.
When we feel uncomfortable emotions start to surface and we feel overwhelmed or completely burnt out, how often do we grab our phone and scroll until we cannot believe how much time has passed?
By giving ten minutes of undivided, non-judgemental attention to yourself at some point in your day, you'll be amazed at the difference it can make.
To do the ten-minute reset yourself, simply:
- Set a timer for ten minutes.
- Put down a yoga mat or blanket.
- Listen to soothing music, a guided meditation or nothing at all.
- Give yourself ten minutes of undivided attention with no expectations.
- Finish your day with more energy, patience and grace.
This is a perfect, manageable way to exercise mindfulness in your everyday life. Various studies have proven that mindfulness can aid in the significant reduction of anxiety, depression as well as helping with our brain's cognition, to name but a few benefits.
What do you think? Will you be giving the ten-minute reset a go?