A bit of pampering is on the self-care menu today. Treat yourself to a home facial or try a new hairstyle - or both. The facial is simply all about indulging and enjoying. Trying a new hairstyle is more about taking a small step out of your comfort zone. Sometimes it's good to do something a little different and taking small steps is the least scary way to do it. Small steps still take you to your destination.
You could also try new make up or going without it today. Changing your face or your hair may sound a little trivial and, on a global scale, it probably is. However, simple self-care exercises like these do serve the purpose of reminding us that we can change and that change can be good.
As the old quiz show used to advocate "phone a friend" is always a good option.
Take half an hour today to call a good friend and just have a chat. This isn't about making arrangements or making that duty call, it's about having a good old chin wag with someone who makes you feel good.
BTW - for anyone lucky enough to have been born this century, that's a telephone in the photo.
Today's simple self-care activity is to spend your thirty minutes of Me Time doing a crossword - or a sudoku or a word-search - or any other puzzle of your choice. Like a jigsaw, a puzzle seems to occupy your whole brain, pushing any worries and anxieties to one side for a while, letting them settle and enabling you to tackle them later with fresh thinking.
A simple self-care task for today. Get out your diary and plan something to look forward to. Anything at all - a day out, a trip to the cinema or theatre, a holiday, a special meal - as long as you enjoy it, it's on the list.