I have heard about a university study in which participants did a relaxation technique of slow breathing and visualization of a peaceful place for 2-3 minutes, and it had the same effect of multiple 15+ minute guided relaxation sessions.
It's so important to take a break. It boost your immune system, improves your mood, and refocuses your mind. Now, it doesn't have to be long, but it does have to be intentional. Spend a few minutes each day reading a good book, taking a nap, meditating, taking a bath with Epsom Salts, taking a walk outside, daydreaming, playing music, doing a crossword, enjoying a cup of tea (Habit 2...) or flipping through a magazine. Just be sure to step away from the screen, silence your phone, turn off the tv.... you know the drill. If you need assistance in taking your mind on a break, try calm.com. This website offers beautiful photos, soothing music, and the option to do a guided meditation for as many minutes as you can spare. This doesn't allow you to step away from the screen as I previously advised, but it's better than nothing! Give yourself a little break each day- you deserve it!
Stay tuned for Habit #4!