Astrid*Stars: Thoughts on Thursday: Things to do in 30 Minutes {or less}

Friday, February 28, 2014

Thoughts on Thursday: Things to do in 30 Minutes {or less}


So I know this post may be coming a little after Thursday, but that's because I originally had planned on a totally different weekly feature/post for Thursday, but we will save that one for next week. 

Anyway, I wanted to start doing this feature, although like most weekly features, they will vary from time to time and I won't always stick to the weekly feature, it is just something to keep me on track. So for today, I wanted to do "Thoughts on Thursday" and just share things I think of throughout the week or things I'd like to share. For this week, I wanted to do things you can do in 30 minutes.
So here are 5 things you can do in 30 minutes{or less}:

{Source: Toneitup.com}

1. Workouts- Recently I have been doing the 21 day fix (a BeachBody Program) and each workout is 30 minutes, which has been helpful with my crazy class schedule. But you don't need to buy a fancy program to do a workout that is 30 minutes or under. Youtube has plenty of free workout videos such as this one from ToneItUp.com or this one from Blogilates. You can also buy affordable videos at Target or Walmart for $5 or swap some with friends.

{Source: Me}
2. Read a chapter or two from a book- This is especially great if you have a small break in between classes and you just want to relax (and finally read the book that's been sitting on your nightstand). You can also do this to help you unwind before bed or if you are waiting at an appointment. 

{Source: Me (wearing a mask)}
3. Put on a face mask- This one is fun because you can pamper yourself while getting other stuff done like getting caught up on your DVR or cleaning your room. Some masks say to leave them on for as little as 10 minutes to as much as half an hour. I usually leave mine on until I feel it hardens as much as it can or begins to flake. I love the one's from Lush.

{Source: Someecards.com}


4. Talking about cleaning your room, why not take 10 to 30 minutes each day to clean your room. I find that when I do this, I actually keep my room clean longer than when I don't. It also means I actually take less time to clean up over all. 

{Source: Buddhagroove.com}
5. Meditate- Seriously! 30 minutes can be the perfect "me" time to reflect on how you feel and tune in to how you are doing that day. This is something I am working on. Life can get overwhelming so to take time to just let go of everything on your mind, that's bliss. It's similar to the whole taking time to read, but this actually helps you get in tune with yourself, not really escape. It also helps clear your mind for better thinking later on.

I hope you enjoyed this little post. Let me know if you think these are doable in 30 minutes or less and if you can think of other things to do in 30 minutes or less.

Love,
Astrid

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