Self ImprovementBetter Living
To Top

15 Minute Soul Breaks

Soul Breaks: 15 Minutes Breaks for 7 Days

Day 1: Clear your mind of all your problems and just sit for 15 minutes. Listen to the clock tick, the refrigerator run, and the everyday sounds that your mind blocks out everyday. Breathe in and out slowly. Set a timer if you have to. Give yourself a full fifteen minutes. If you do this outside, feel the breeze and sunshine on your face. Listen to the birds. Watch a squirrel play in a tree. The idea is to just relax. Enjoy these moments for what they are: You being YOU.


Day 2: Call a friend and invite them for a coke, coffee or a cup of tea. Take these 15 minutes to catch up and refresh your friendship. Even a 15 minutes long distance call can renew your soul.

Day 3: Pull out an old pan and fill with hot water. Add some marbles, now soak your feet. Roll your feet around on the marbles and get an instant massage.

Day 4: Take a walk. Better yet, call a friend to join you on a walk. Talk about that new project, or brainstorm with a friend about anything. Walk around the park, the mall, your neighborhood. You will find this very energizing.

Day 5: Allow 15 minutes to read poetry or listen to your favorite music. Read a short story or go online and research for 15 minutes about something that interest you or something you wanted to know but haven't had time to explore. Get those creative juices flowing.

Day 6: Do a random act of kindness. Going to the farmer's market? Ask the elderly neighbor if you can pick up some fresh fruit. Shovel the neighbor's walk or just be there for someone who needs you to listen. Giving really does feel good.

Day 7: Enjoy your 15 minutes in a hot, relaxing bath. Light candles. Put on some soothing music. That special bubble bath will soak your troubles away.

Now put these in a jar and shake them up and pull one out every week. If you only allow one soul break a week, you will be amazed at how good it makes you feel to pamper yourself and your soul.

By Debra Frick from Colorado Springs, Colorado


Add your voice! Click below to comment. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

January 11, 20070 found this helpful

This sounds like a wonderful plan. Thanks for a super idea. I think working up to 15 minutes every day would be a great goal.

ReplyWas this helpful?Helpful? Yes

Add your voice! Click below to comment. ThriftyFun is powered by your wisdom!

Related Content
Better Living Self ImprovementJanuary 11, 2007
Homemade Water Guns
Homemade Water Guns
A man looking at his cell phone.
Blocking Calls on a Cell Phone
partridge in a pear tree
Celebrating the Twelve Days of Christmas
A mouse made from two Hershey's Kisses.
Making Hershey's Kiss Mice
Mother's Day Ideas!
Easter Ideas!
Ask a Question
Share a Post
You are viewing the desktop version of this page: View Mobile Site.
© 1997-2017 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Published by . Page generated on March 25, 2017 at 8:11:45 PM on in 1 seconds. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of ThriftyFun's Disclaimer and Privacy Policy. If you have any problems or suggestions feel free to Contact Us.
Loading Something Awesome!