Be dif­fer­ent to­day

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - BODY, MIND & SOUL - WELLNESS - By eLLeN WhYTe

ARE you a lit­tle bored or feel­ing stuck in a rut but not quite ready to pack it all in and go walk­ing in Nepal or sail­ing around the world by your­self? Here are some fun ideas that will give your day a bit of pep, with­out mak­ing huge life- chang­ing de­ci­sions.

Wear a bright colour

Bright red, vivid or­ange, or lu­mi­nous neon yel­low. What­ever it is, wear some­thing that makes you stand out. If you’re feel­ing too shy, work up from wild socks or a bright lip­stick.

Call some­one you haven’t spo­ken to in six months

It’s lovely to catch up with old friends, so pour your­self a cup of coffee, pick up the phone and re­con­nect.

Have a pic­nic

Pack your­self a sand­wich and a drink and go com­mune with na­ture. Sit on a park bench un­der the shade by a lake or a rock on the beach if you live close to the ocean. It doesn’t have to be fancy – just get your­self out of the house.

Buy flow­ers and fruit

Se­ri­ously, hav­ing a splash of colour on your ta­ble is good for the soul, and eat­ing fruit is good for your body. So splurge and be good to your­self.

Have your hair done

Take an hour or two to have your hair washed, con­di­tioned and blown dry. Go to a place that throws in a mini mas­sage. When you look ter­rific, you will get a men­tal boost too.

Wear bright colours or any­thing that makes you stand out.

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