SELF-CARE TIPS FROM YOKO ONO

Face Mask

Imagine your face. Imagine your lover’s face. Imagine the face of everyone alive in the world. Think of a snail crawling across all those faces. Let the imagined snail trail brighten your complexion.

Nutrition

Set aside an hour for a real lunch. Not food. Ingest the ambient sounds of your workplace.

Interpersonal Connection

Who was your first friend? Dial tech support and whisper his or her name until the I.T. person hangs up. Relationships are important for well-being.

Daydream

Set an egg timer. Do nothing at all. Leave the timer in someone’s mailbox. Make a mental list of unusual colors to wear more often. Send it to your mother.

Unplug

Throw your cell-phone charger into:

1. The sea

2. Someone’s mouth

3. A portentous manhole

Massage

Your sore spots are songbirds. Gift each one to a stranger with an expressive face until you have none left.

Stretch

Walk by yourself in a cardinal direction. When you reach a body of water, arch your back toward the sky. Which is bluer, the sky or the water? Bottle the bluer color and paint your toenails with it.

Binge-Watch

Look at a screen and record its feelings. Stop working when the earth or the laptop gets too hot.

Journal

Write the opening words to several important episodes of your life, real or imagined. Tear the sheet out and burn the notebook.

Animal

Find a small dog and tell it what you want to change about your personality. Remember to update the dog when you have changed yourself. Don’t worry, it will recognize you.

Window-Shop

Stroll along a row of shops, selecting pants for those who have wronged you. Throw away all of your own pants.

http://www.newyorker.com/humor/daily-shouts/self-care-tips-from-yoko-ono

PS you’re very welcome

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