Now that you have found the time for self-care, how do you actually do self-care on a budget?
beginning of this project was essentially a spa day, and I also mentioned that
said spa day is most definitely not
in my budget.
care of ourselves because of the cost involved – at least I did that.
room for something that I honestly viewed as frivolous was never at the forefront
of my mind. And even when we have the money to spend, I often will choose to spend it on my children instead of on myself.
needs to be an expensive pursuit. In
fact, I think it is entirely doable on a budget.
activities; I just had to think about it for a little bit.
actually sells yarn and other textiles?
And often it is good quality wool that is sold for only $1 per
skein. Obviously I can’t decide on a
pattern and then go to Goodwill and hope that they have what I want available;
but, I can certainly pick up a skein here and there, and use it for other
washcloths, coasters. Any small project,
to read, we also have a library that is connected to the entire state library
system, which means I can request just about any book that I might possibly
want to read, and it will be delivered to my local library for pick up. I can also check out e-books and audio books
with my library account.
magazines that are fun to look through, and you can check out back issues. Often you can even get back issues for free
when they are getting rid of them, then you can make a bunch of crafts with the
for some actual physical pampering. A
spa day might not be in the budget, but Epsom salts are quite inexpensive, and
a nice soak in a bath of Epsom salts is amazingly relaxing. Light a candle, and you are set! Or even if you don’t have time for a full
bath (or if you don’t like them!) soaking your feet in Epsom salts is also
magnesium – which is difficult for the body to digest and then use, but is
amazingly easy to absorb through our skin?
Some of the benefits of magnesium are improved heart health and
circulation, as well as stress relief.
you can do for self-care. For me the hardest
part was starting, but now I make sure to work self-care into my schedule –
remember your 168 hours time assessment? – use it!
activity you can do in order to bring about some self-care in your life? Is it becoming easier to find that time?