The classic way to pamper yourself, step by step

This idea is so well-worn it’s like your favourite gauzy old bit of blanket, but that doesn’t make it any less effective. And face it, when was the last time WE did this for ourselves? The activity below will give you a hit of just about everything we’re aiming for with the self-care / alone time element…

Want to tune out the chatter? Here’s how.

Don’t you just hate it when you’re trying to concentrate on the task in hand, but you keep losing focus thanks to the noisy babble around you? A few years ago I discovered this handy little trick to help me maintain my attention, and it really works. If you can get the right track for you (make sure…

A tiny step towards being in the moment

We’re all busy people these days, me included. I used to rush everywhere, always living in the future, and when I wasn’t in a hurry I had my head bent over my phone. When I started trying to slow it all down, I began looking into the art of being in the moment, or mindfulness. So one day…

The easiest way to do something you’ve never done before

Sometimes we all need a break from the old routine. This is a fun little exercise just to roll that dice and see what happens next. There’s no pressure, but let’s see what happens when we give ourselves permission to try something new.   1. Stop by the next newsagent’s you pass. Go in.  …

Get a nature fix in the city

  We all need an injection of nature every now and again. But what are we supposed to do when we live (as I do) in a flat two floors up with no garden? I’ve got a GREAT way to have a mini-escape to the country, and it won’t take us any time at all.  …