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Wednesday 22 October 2014

Five-minute activities to improve your mental fitness

By Darren Stones

Have you ever thought about how to better use five minutes? Utilising five minutes wisely on a regular basis can help you to improve your mental fitness.

A five-minute activity can actually bring you pleasure and make you feel good. Here are 12 activities to consider, and in doing so, write down those that interest you most. By doing some of these five-minute activities regularly, you will begin to create new behaviours that will improve your mental fitness. All these activities are designed to be done at home, and you may also consider doing some at work during your lunch break.

  • Listen to a song
  • Read pages in a book
  • Prepare some fruit salad
  • Cut flowers and put them in a vase
  • Write a shopping list
  • Read an article on the Internet
  • Do some exercise
  • Do a crossword puzzle
  • Read a movie review
  • Watch a movie trailer on the Internet
  • Message or text a family member or friend
  • Create a photo and upload it to your social media account

Of course you may think of many other things to do and that's excellent. The objective is to do something that interests you and makes you feel good.

When you feel inspired, do two five-minute activities back-to-back. Or, you may like to do more than two. The choice is yours, so get creative and give it a go!

Remember, it's the doing that will improve your mental fitness.

PDF Worksheet: Five-minute activities to improve your mental fitness

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Saturday 18 October 2014

Empowering words of encouragement

By Darren Stones

In searching for inspiration with the purpose to increase momentum, I came across this gem of a slideshow of 24 empowering quotes. Please enjoy.