How to Take 5 Unbelievable Minutes for Yourself

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Five minutes doesn’t sound like much, does it? Unfortunately, sometimes it is all that can be afforded as we juggle packed schedules, and even then we are lucky to fit in some minutes for yourself.

Life is what you make of it, though, and the same goes for those elusive moments we actually get to take the weight off our feet. How do you like to spend your five minutes? Reading your favourite blog? Make a cup of coffee?

The trick is to worry not about how little time you have, but just to remember that this time is your time, and for someone else. Take ownership of your five minutes to yourself by doing what you enjoy.

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Enjoy a spot of Online Shopping

Browse your favourite high street stores from the comfort of your home. When it comes to online shopping, five minutes is a long time – you can bag yourself a bargain or three in that time with a minute to spare!

If, however, your budget dictates less buying and more perusing, that’s fine too because you can draw up a wish list of what you can treat yourself to when payday comes around. Beat the queues and find the deals all in the space of five minutes, now that’s efficient!


Kick Back and Relax with a Brew

Coffee, the saviour of mornings, and afternoons, and whenever else we need a caffeine fix. Nothing comes close to a good brew to de-stress. When time is at a premium, a coffee is a perfect antidote to combat a packed schedule.

To make your break that little extra special, consider investing in premium blends to supply a luxury experience. If you visit this website, you will find a range of gorgeous blends that you should try.


Call a Loved One

Don’t think that five minutes is long enough to call someone? It’s better than not calling at all, and you know that whoever it is you choose to fit a call with into your day will be grateful.

Whether it’s a partner, your mum or just a good friend, a quick phone call can be that little ray of sunshine to get you through a manic day. The other alternative to calling is sending a text, which means that you can hold a conversation with multiple people, getting even more out of those precious five minutes!

Coffee and magazine

Read a Magazine

The average person can read between 200 and 250 words per minute, meaning they can read anything between 1,000 and 1,250 words in five minutes. That is the length of a standard feature article in a magazine, so why not pick up your favourite read and enjoy some me time?

Better yet, you can combine this with a coffee to double the five-minute pleasure, making the most of what precious little time you have.


Complete Small Tasks

A spare five minutes gives you the opportunity to be proactive in your day to day tasks and carry out some maintenance to your calendar. If you find yourself struggling to keep on top of your tasks, taking the time to manage any small outstanding tasks will keep you ahead of the game.

Even completing the smallest of tasks will reduce your to-do list, allowing more time for you to focus on more pressing matters that may arise throughout the day.

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I'm Louise, a 28 year old blogger living in York. I also work as a medical receptionist and I'm currently a trainee teaching assistant. This is my corner of the internet, in which I cover topics such as mental health, travel, fashion, lifestyle and so much more!

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