It’s important to treat yourself once in a while; everyone needs to feel pampered and put themselves first on occasion. However, a lot of people put off showing themselves some TLC because they’re worried about the cost of a spa, or that dress they love, or going on a night out with their friends…
If you’re someone who is dying to treat themselves but looks at their bank account and feels as though that’s impossible, fear not. Below are some suggestions for great ways to treat yourself without spending a fortune and without compromising on the fun:
Run Yourself a Luxurious Bath
OK, you can’t afford a day in the spa, so why not do a DIY version at home? You might not have a masseuse at hand, but you can run yourself a luxurious bubble bath as a substitute. Treat yourself to some soothing bath oils or salts to soak in, light a bunch of candles and place them all around your bathroom.
You can listen to some calming music or one of your favorite podcasts as you relax in the tub. If you want it to be extra glamorous, put on a facemask, bring in a bottle of bubbly and some chocolate truffles to enjoy while you’re in there, too!
Find Some Discount Vouchers
If you want to try and find something to do outside the home or want to treat yourself to a more expensive purchase, look online to find local coupons, discount codes, and deals that you can take advantage of.
Whether it’s a shopping spree at your favorite fashion retailer or finding a cheap overnight stay in a nice hotel, you can still treat yourself to the finer things in life without draining your bank account.
Cook Yourself a Delicious Dinner
If you enjoy cooking, this is a good one for you. The next time you have the house to yourself, buy all the ingredients to make your favorite meal and a bottle of wine (or whatever your poison is). Finish it off with a delectable dessert and lounge on the couch to binge-watch your favorite TV show or movies without anyone bothering you.
A Girls Night In
Has it been a while since you and your friends all got together? Yes, going out for drinks and dinner in town is always great, but if you and the rest of your friends are trying to save money, invite them over to your place instead. You can all bring something in the way of food and drink, or all chip in for takeout if you’d prefer. It’s perfect for catching up and having fun together without spending a small fortune on a night out.
You can even turn up the stereo if you want to dance the night away!
It’s easy to get caught up in the hustle and bustle of life and neglect yourself sometimes, but this is why it’s so important to take time out and give yourself a treat. You don’t have to spend a fortune on pampering yourself either, so if you need a treat but also need to stick to a budget, try the suggestions above.
Want more self-care tips? Read more:
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- 7 Self-Care Habits Every Woman Should Adopt By Age 30
*Photos by Vlada Karpovich