It’s human nature for most everyone to put self last. Yet we know that neglecting our own needs leads to feelings of depletion, frustration, and even illness.

Work psychologist, writer, and blogger Ellen Bard shares “45 Simple Self-Care Practices for a Healthy Mind, Body, and Soul” in this recent piece posted on

Who wouldn’t want to lay on the grass and watch the clouds for a few minutes, or be a little selfish and do something that makes you happy? There’s 43 other simple suggestions on her list.

Why not try a few of Bard’s tiny self-care ideas for a week? ¬†Write them on your calendar, in your journal, print the list and keep in you your pocket, or make up your own self-care activities.

Little efforts can reap big rewards for a healthy mind, body and soul.