It’s a common misconception that to treat yourself; it has to cost a lot of money. With the state of the world and the economy right now, everyone is tightening their purse strings. Now more than ever, we’re feeling the repercussions, our nerves are all over the place, and we need copious amounts of self-love. There’s no better way to show some love than to treat-yo-self.
Treating yourself is a very personal choice, but there’s one common ground: to treat yourself, you don’t have to break the bank. Below are 10 ways to treat yourself that cost nothing or almost nothing. You can thank us later. Now treat yourself.
Take A Warm Bath or Long Shower
Treating yourself doesn’t have to cost a single thing. The little things like a warm bath or long shower are great ways to show some love to yourself. It’s also an easy way to ease tension and relax.
Create an At-Home Spa Experience
Choose what spa activation you want to do: nails, facial, or meditation and create a spa setting by turning off all the lights in your room or bathroom and light your favorite candles. Nails can be as easy as repainting your own, facial can mean face masks and a new routine, and meditation can be lying on your back on the floor practicing breathing exercises.
Wash Your Sheets
Post bath/shower and spa day, there’s nothing better than crawling into fresh sheets. Clean sheets are a simple way to treat yourself, and it’s not thought of usually. Taking care of your space is just as much treating yourself as shopping.
Buy Yourself Flowers
During these looming times, it’s good to treat yourself to something that brightens your living space. Flowers are an inexpensive way to change your space, and they add a new fragrance to your daily life.
Ordering in from your favorite restaurant is a simple pleasure, especially right now. Money may be tight, but it’s a good feeling to open the door and to have comfort food hot and ready to eat. Apps like Uber Eats, GrubHub, and DoorDash are all great food delivery services!
Take A Mental-Health Break
Treat yourself by spending time with yourself and not letting anything else in. Mental-health is taking a big hit right now; we’re always glued to social media and the news. Focusing on mental health is such a vital part in treating yourself because it allows you to recenter.
Charcuterie Board & Wine Night
Take a break from pasta and frozen meals for the night. Order from Amazon, or if you’re brave enough, go to the store to pick up a variety of cheeses, fruits, and wine. Treat yourself with a charcuterie board and wine with your roommates or for a virtual happy hour with friends or family. It doesn’t have to be overly expensive, but at the end of the day, it can help you feel great.
Indulge With Your Favorite Treat(s)
Candy, wine, ice cream; whatever it may be, get it for yourself. Treat yourself with your favorite treat(s) because nobody is going to judge you for the quarantine 15, we all feel it coming. 😉
Start A New TV Show
Stop the cycle of watching the same show over and over. Treat yourself by getting out of your comfort zone and starting a new show. Streaming services are adding new titles to their platforms every day. It can be as simple as choosing whatever you see first and pick it.
Online shopping is the original treat yourself activity, so we had to add it in. Most online companies have fabulous sales right now, so stock up on those summer essentials. Set yourself a budget (we recommend $100 or less) and buy yourself a few functional pieces. Treat-yo-self!
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