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Ahh yes…another post about self-care. Cause why not. We all deserve to take care of ourselves.
As the saying goes, the best things in life are free. I truly believe the best way to refresh and treat yourself is by focusing on the present moment, being mindful. and enjoying time with just yourself.
Read below for my 10 ways to treat yourself for absolutely no money at all!
1. TAKE A BUBBLE BATH
Nothing says “I love myself” more than a good soak in a hot bubble bath. Honestly, I live for bubble baths. They are so healing for the mind and body.
If I have some in the house, I love to run some Dr. Teal’s Foaming Bath under the water, because the Epsom salt relaxes my body so much. It’s amazing how much of a difference there is between a normal bath and a bubble bath.
2. READ A BOOK
When you read a book, you immerse yourself in the story. You kind of forget about everything else that’s going on for a few moments. There’s hardly any better feeling than having a book in my hand while I’m laying in the grass, soaking up the sun.
Harry Potter is always a go-to of mine. I even wrote a post on 6 Reasons Why Harry Potter is Good for Your Mental Health.
If you don’t own any books, go check one out from the library. You could even read a magazine or two right off the internet, if that’s more your fancy.
3. WATCH YOUTUBE VIDEOS
I honestly would be so much worse off without my YouTube videos. I watch them every single morning to help center myself for the day. I always wake up with terrible anxiety, and they help calm me enough to where I can function.
4. TURN UP THE MUSIC
Where would any of us be without music? Music is a part of every single culture. Music heals us from the inside out.
I created a bunch of music playlists on my blog. One of my absolute favorites is My Top 10 Favorite Albums I Listen to On My Bad Days.
You could also just listen to the music my boyfriend produced. Shameless plug alert.
5. DO YOGA
You’re probably thinking, “I can’t even touch my toes, I could never do yoga!” Well, yoga is for everyone!
There are so many different types of yoga, and I’m sure you’ll find one that’s right for you. Check out YouTube for different yoga flows you can follow along to. Some of my favorite channels are Sadie Nardini and Tara Stiles.
The best part is you can do yoga in the comfort of your own home. My favorite way to do yoga is outside so I can breathe into my poses with the wind.
6. PLAY A VIDEO GAME
My love for video games is real. Whether my depression or my anxiety is fighting me, video games help me so much when I’m having a bad day.
Did you know that your library most likely carries video games from all types of systems? I’ve even seen practically brand new games just waiting for me to take home with me.
7. LISTEN TO AUDIOS
I would be in such a worse spot mentally if I didn’t have Excel at Life audios guiding me. These audios have made the biggest impact on my life
All of their audios are cognitive therapy based with a focus on mindfulness. They’re incredibly eye-opening and life-changing. I listen to them multiple times a week, and I’ve noticed a huge change in my way of thinking and thought processes.
I’m not sponsored or affiliated with them in anyway, but I swear by them!
8. DECLUTTER YOUR SPACE
In the past year, I’ve learned just how soothing decluttering can be. Too much junk clutters the space, leaving chaos, and even anxiety. Sometimes all we need for self-care is to have less shit crowding around us.
If you have no idea where to start, here are 8 things you can declutter right now. You can also watch declutter videos on YouTube to give you ideas.
You can donate your used items (and get a tax deduction) or you can even make some extra cash by selling your items! Get some self-care and put a little extra money in your wallet. It’s a win-win!
9. POP IN A MOVIE
I’m a big movie lover, and you can almost always find me watching one sometime throughout the day,
If you have Netflix, there are so many movies from all different genres. If you don’t have Netflix, run to your library and grab a handful from there. I’ve discovered some of my favorite movies from the library.
10. READ SELF-LOVE AFFIRMATIONS
I love me some positive self-talk. They might seem cheesy and maybe even a bit delusional at first, but filling your head with self-love is what your brain needs to hear.
The more you practice self-love, the more natural it seems. The more natural it seems, the more you’ll start to believe how worth it you are!
At the end of the day, the only person you’ve got is yourself. So take care of yourself, love yourself, and accept who you are at this present moment.
What are your favorite ways to treat yourself? Tell us in the comments below!
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