4 Low budget self-care ideas

The costs of living continue to rise, so it’s no surprise that self-care might be less of a priority when our finances are stretched. I’ve come up with 4 low budget self-care ideas that might be good substitutes for paying the professionals.

And who knows, when you get creative and do something with your own spin it can feel even more special than the “real thing”.

1. Exercise

You don’t need a gym membership and you won’t necessarily need any equipment.

There are thousands of workout videos on YouTube to suit a range of tastes and skill levels. If your gym membership needs cancelling for the time being then you’ll be able to find something on YouTube to keep you fit.

Also, don’t forget that walking is a great form of exercise so if you can get out walking and out in nature you’re doing two self-care activities in one! 

Living costs are rising so self care on a budget can be a great way to be consistent with your self care routine without spending too much money on your self care. There are lots of cheap and easy self care ideas out there so that you can make your self care routine sustainable, and I go through a few in this post.

2. Budget spa day

Some people may think this is cliché but I know people who enjoy the ritual of lighting some candles, having a soak in the bath, and having something nice to drink.

Perhaps it’s less about the bath and candles, and more about the act of carving out time for ourselves that feels special.

Regardless of the reasons, spa days are about taking time out and being indulgent in a world where we may forget to slow down. 

Also, I’ve made a short YouTube video on this topic which you can watch here:

3. Getting snuggly on the sofa

This is one of my favourite low budget self-care activities. I love nothing more than lighting some candles, getting a blanket and getting comfy on the sofa with a good book.

You could also put on the music of your favourite artist and immerse yourself in the experience.

I love having time on my own, and relish the peace and quiet. This really helps me to recharge and reenergise.

4. Free meditations

There are some good meditation apps out there like Headspace and Calm, but these will cost money after the initial trial period.

YouTube has many free meditations of varying lengths and for different purposes. You’re bound to find something you like.

Also, I have some free meditations you can access. Go to my post on Mindfulness Techniques and you can access the MP3 files by clicking into the YouTube video I made for the post!

I hope you’ve enjoyed these low budget self-care ideas. If you have any ideas of your own please let me know in the comments!