One of the most useful technique I use to help my mental health is the practice of guilt free “doing nothing”.
For me, the perfect time is when the kettle is boiling.
At this time I lean against the benchtop, put my phone away, read nothing, talk to no-one, and just wait.
This small amount of time – a few times a day – is really calming.
You don’t feel guilty as you are doing “nothing” because you can always say you are waiting for the kettle to boil.
So give it a go – a few mins a day with no devices, reading nothing – just staring into space while the kettle boils – is a great way to calm any anxious feelings and to keep your productivity up.
And at the end you get to enjoy a cup of tea as a reward!