Journal It!

“Journaling” can be your 10 minute break at the end of, or in the middle of, each day. Writing down your thoughts, feelings, and emotions can be an outlet that releases stressful thoughts or feelings from your head and onto paper.

Find a journal that’s dedicated to your personal writings. If you have trouble finding the right words, try to start with a simple thought about your day. Write messy. Write neat. Write just one word, a sentence or multiple paragraphs. Just write.

Reflecting on your journal entries later, if you wish, can show how much you are actually doing and also give you a sense of accomplishment if the problem at the time has been resolved or emotions have been conquered.

For an extra relaxation boost try deep breathing exercises while you write!