10 quick tips for squeezing sauna time into a busy schedule

Hey there sauna enthusiasts……! If you’re reading this, you probably already know just how amazing saunas can be for your mind, body, and soul. From improving circulation and detoxifying the body to reducing stress and promoting relaxation, the benefits of sauna use are endless. But let’s be real, it’s not always easy to find time for a sauna session in our busy lives………!

Between work, family, and all the other obligations and commitments that fill up our schedules, it can be tough to carve out a few minutes for some much-needed self-care. But fear not, dear reader! In this post, we’ll be sharing 10 really quick and easy tips for incorporating sauna sessions into a busy schedule. So kick back, relax, and let’s get sauna-ing…..!

10 Quick Tips for Incorporating Sauna into a Busy Schedule:

1. Sneak into the sauna during your lunch break

If you work in an office with a sauna, consider using your lunch break to squeeze in a quick sauna session. Not only will it help you relax and recharge for the rest of the workday, it can also boost your productivity and creativity…… Plus, taking a few minutes to step away from your desk can do wonders for your mental health. Just make sure to set an alarm so you don’t lose track of time and end up missing your next meeting……!

2. Utilize your gym’s sauna

If you’re already at the gym working out, why not take advantage of the sauna while you’re there? It’s a great way to relax and unwind after a grueling workout. Plus, if you’re a gym member, you’re already paying for access to the sauna, so you might as well use it!

3. Combine sauna and socializing

Invite a few friends to join you in the sauna for some quality bonding time. Not only will it be a fun and unique way to hang out, it can also be a great way to catch up and de-stress together. Just make sure to respect the sauna’s social etiquette and keep conversation to a minimum to allow others to relax as well.

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4. Make sauna part of your bedtime routine

One great tip for sneaking in a sauna session without your busy schedule even noticing it is to incorporate it into your bedtime routine.  Also, just a few minutes in the sauna can help you relax and unwind, making it easier to fall asleep. Plus, the heat of the sauna can help to soothe sore muscles and joints, making it a great way to unwind after a long day. And, since you’re just going to bed anyway, you don’t need to worry about putting on make-up again afterward, or whether your hair looks a mess.

5. Keep the sauna session short and sweet

If you’re really strapped for time, a quick 5-10 minute sauna session can still provide some amazing benefits. Even a short amount of time in the sauna can help you relax and de-stress, making it a worthwhile addition to your routine. So, don’t skip the sauna just because you only have a short window of time available!

6. Multitask while you sauna

If you’re really short on time, you can consider multitasking while you sauna. For example, you could bring a book or podcast to listen to while you relax in the hot room. Or, if you’re lucky enough to have a sauna with a TV screen, you could catch up on your favorite show while you unwind. Just make sure not to overdo it and stay for too long just because you get caught up in an activity!

7. Plan ahead to fit your sauna session

If you know you’re going to be especially busy during a week, then you can instead thing about scheduling a longer sauna visit on the weekend to make up for it. However, please not that by “longer”, I mean several sessions in a row, with lots of breaks in-between. Remember to never force yourself to stay for too long in the sauna in one go! Anyhow, this way, you can still get the benefits of sauna use without feeling like you’re sacrificing time during the busy weekdays. Or, if you have a sauna at home, you could schedule a few minutes in the sauna as part of your morning or evening routine. (This would also help you start or end your day on a relaxing note!)

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8. Prioritize sauna over something else in the schedule

It’s important to remember that taking care of yourself is not a luxury, it’s a necessity. So even if it means that making time for a sauna session means cutting out something else from your schedule, it’s worth it in the long run. Your health and well-being should always be a top priority.

9. Get creative and use a quick at-home sauna device

If you really can’t find time for a traditional sauna session, there are some other ways to incorporate the benefits of sauna use into your routine. For example, you could try using a portable sauna or infrared sauna blanket at home. Or, you could consider trying a steam room if that’s for example easily available at your gym anyway. Or, if nothing else is available, even squeezing in a long hot tub session is better than nothing. These options are more convenient and can hopefully help you fit a little bit of sauna-like self-care into your busy schedule!

10. Don’t stress

At the end of the day, the most important thing is to not stress about making time for a sauna session. If you’re able to squeeze in a few minutes here and there, that’s great. But if not, remember that taking care of yourself doesn’t have to mean spending hours in the sauna. Any amount of self-care is better than none at all. So don’t beat yourself up if you can’t fit in a long sauna session. Just do what you can and focus on the positive benefits of the time you do spend in the sauna!

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Bonus tip: Have fun!

Finally, don’t forget to have fun while you’re in the sauna! Whether you’re listening to music, reading a book, or chatting with friends, the sauna is a place to relax and unwind. So don’t be afraid to let go of any stress or worries and just enjoy the experience.

Final words

I hope you’ve enjoyed this blog post on how to incorporate those important sauna sessions even into an enormously busy schedule.

Remember, self-care is important for both your physical and mental health, so don’t be afraid to make time for it. Whether you’re able to fit in a long sauna session or just a few minutes now and then, every bit is worthwhile.

So find what works for you and make sauna use a regular part of your routine. Happy sauna-ing!


Author: Anna Svensson

Anna is a Scandinavian who grew up with saunas. She has had a life-long love for, and interest in, saunas. In this blog, she shares her best hacks and things she has learned about saunas over the years. You can read more about Anna in the “About” page.

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