Of late, my rambling has focused on my mental health and the stressors of life. To conclude March, I want to ruminate on some things we can all do, to make life a bit more bearable…
Cuddle a dog
Go for a walk
Listen to a whole album start to finish
Make your lunch for tomorrow
Make a cake - box cake is easier, nicer and will always work
Tidy a cupboard, and marvel at how nice it feels
Paint your nails
Send someone a letter
Buy someone a gift (if you can afford to)
Make your bed up with fresh linen - later you will thank you
Buy yourself a gift (if you can afford to)
Clean something - when did you last do your makeup brushes?
Start a new show
Start a show you’ve watched before
Google Otters holding hands
Make plans for nice things
Do that small task you have been avoiding, and bask in the relief!
Like goals? Set some!
Sell some of your old clothes on Depop
Smile at a stranger
Brighter days call for lunch Alfredo
Shake up your routines for a little midday excitement
Get an early night - 30 mins more sleep
Spend time with someone who makes you feel special
If you enjoy drawing, pick up those pencils
Have a long phone conversation
Stretch - science says it is good for us!
Cook your favourer person their favourite meal
Find something to laugh at - try @fesshole on Twitter
Buy yourself some £1 daffodils and put them somewhere you can see
Hold a door open for someone
Cook yourself your favourite meal
Be present in the moment - avoid double screen situations
Whatever you find to make your day better, remember to do this in the spirit of kindness to yourself. You are always worth the effort, and you deserve to be happy.
Shot by Ruth Pechey