“Self-Care Is Not Selfish. You Cannot Serve From An Empty Vessel.” — Eleanor Brown, American novelist.

In the hustle of modern life, taking care of your mental health is non-negotiable., where we present three quick emotional workouts to strengthen your mental resilience in under 10 minutes each.

#1. Give cold exposure a go.

Cold exposure isn't just for Instagram influencers. Besides physical benefits like reduced inflammation and improved blood flow, cold showers can offer a cognitive boost by releasing endorphins. While not a cure, this practice has shown promise in alleviating symptoms of depression and anxiety. Start with a 20-second icy shower and gradually increase exposure or switch to a cold bath when ready.

#2. Feeling thankful? Journal it down.

Gratitude journaling goes beyond a me-time practice. Spend a few minutes journaling before bedtime daily to connect with your emotions and enhance your overall well-being. Studies show that consistent journaling lowers stress and depression levels, reduces anxiety, and even improves sleep. The key is consistency and patience—make it a daily habit for lasting benefits.

#3. And… Breathe.

While breathing is often overlooked, it's a powerful tool for peace of mind. Learn to consciously change your breathing to alter your emotional state in under 10 minutes. Resonance breathing, demonstrated by Martin McPhilimey here, is a fast method to calm down. He uses Oxa to guide him with soothing sounds that reflect his resonance, allowing to witness body calming down with every breath.


As we navigate the challenges of modern life, it's crucial to prioritize mental well-being. Incorporate these quick emotional workouts into your daily routine and experience the benefits. Strengthen your mental health with Oxa's guidance and take the first step towards a healthier mind. Try now with a money-back guarantee—because your mental health matters.

Note: This blog post is for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. Consult with your healthcare professional for personalized guidance on your health and well-being.

Angelina Sarycheva
May 28, 2024

MA, CPT accredited by The International Sports Science Association, is a health writer and Content Lead at Oxa Life. With over five years in the health and wellness industry, her expertise, rooted in hands-on experience with leading wellness brands, is to deliver impactful health content to a global audience.

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