Sure, we all love to be thoroughly pampered but self-care doesn’t always have to mean expensive spa treatments or luxury getaways. When we practice self-care we take care of our mind, body and soul.
There are many ways you can practise self-care without spending a fortune, most of them you can do at home.
Taking a long hot bath is a great way to unwind after a long day and it’s especially great for self care. To make the bath more special add foam bath or bath salts and light some candles to set the mood.
Buy your favourite nail colour polish and paint your nails, take your time with it and enjoy peace of mind.
Walks are not only good for your physical health they are also beneficial for your mental health. Leave your phone behind and enjoy what nature has to offer.
Reading is a great self-care routine that can help you to unplug from the world. Allow your mind to recharge and your body to relax by indulging in a good book.
Sometimes all you need when you hit a slump is a good nap. Take care of your self by taking a 20- 30 minute nap, it will improve your energy and make you alert for the rest of the day.
Colouring is a fun and relaxing activity that is also beneficial for your emotional health. Colouring is similar to meditation as it encourages mindfulness and can relieve stress and anxiety. It’s not only for kids, it’s for grown-ups too!
Call your friends or family on the phone and talk for long hours instead of texting. A phone call or visit can deepen connections and elevate your mood — make a voice call on WhatsApp to save on the expense.
It’s easy to lose yourself in work obligations and to prioritise the needs of friends and family over your own. Carve out some time for your hobbies, as this might rejuvenate your spirit and ignite your passion.
If your budget doesn’t allow you to visit a spa very often, don’t stress. You can pamper yourself with home-made face masks, take a long, hot shower and apply oils generously to your body.
There are so many things to be grateful for, yet it’s easy to focus on all the bad things that are happening around us. Write a gratitude list to remind yourself of the small and wonderful things that life has to offer. You may just start to see the world in a whole new, happier way.