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If you ask us, life is too short to spend precious time in front of a mirror perfecting a high-maintenance makeup look. That’s why all of the beauty we make is simple, multi-tasking, and designed to give you a glow in seconds. Don’t get us wrong: taking time for self-care is super important and if makeup application is how you de-stress, more power to you! It’s just not for us.
Our daily makeup rituals can be applied in 1-5 minutes, giving you back those extra ten minutes you might have spent blending and buffing concealer in the past. So, what to do with all the extra time? We have a few ideas that will help nurture your mind, body, and spirit. Here are five fun things you can do with those extra 10 minutes.
Run a Mile
Ok, so it might take some of us a little longer than 10 minutes to run a mile, but you can get in a quick sweat session in 10 minutes no matter how fast you are. Take a brisk jog around the block, stretch it out, or lift some light weights. A quick burst of exercise can help release endorphins and help you feel more energized.
Call A Friend (or your mom)
Studies have shown that social interactions activate our brain’s reward centers. Self-care doesn’t have to mean solo time. If you need a boost, use ten minutes to call your best friend or your mom. A quick check-in with the people you love can brighten your whole day.
Meditation can seem intimidating to some people because it seems like you have to devote a lot of time to it. The truth is that even just ten minutes of quiet meditation every day can have a great impact on your feelings of wellbeing. Try an app like Headspace or Calm if you’re a beginner.
Have a Cup of Tea
Is there anything better than a warm mug of tea? Treat yourself to a soothing cup of chamomile or de-stress with tulsi. Try peppermint or ginger to aid digestion or classic green tea for a jolt of caffeine. The ritual of preparing and enjoying your mug can be a time for quiet and reflection. Don’t let the opportunity go to waste by multi-tasking!
Read an Article
Whether you’re a busy mom or just plain busy, it can be hard to find time to sit down and start a book. But most of us have 10 minutes to read an article. Seek your content carefully. A personal editorial, an uplifting story, or a thrilling article about a new scientific discovery will probably do a lot more for your mind and your mood than a news article.
Self-care doesn’t have to mean setting aside hours every day to devote to your emotional and mental health. It can be as simple as seizing an extra ten minutes to nurture yourself in a little way. It’s small daily rituals like these that have the power to make a big impact.