We all deserve a little pampering sometimes, but unfortunately, we do not always have the money to spend on things such as spa days or visiting a beauty salon. However, there are ways you can pamper yourself that will not cost very much at all. Here are just a few ideas – take your pick and see which ones you enjoy the most.
Six budget friendly ways to experience pampering
A Soak in the Tub
Everyone needs a bit of time just for themselves, but when you have a busy life, that is not always easy. However, you should wait until the kids are all tucked up in bed and asleep and then run yourself a nice warm bath. Put some bubble bath or essential oils in the water and settle down to relax for an hour. Perhaps light a few candles to give your bathroom some atmosphere, as this may help you to relax even more. This quiet hour just for you will do your skin the world of good, but it is also good for your mental health. No matter how busy you are, ‘me time’(1) is important.
Take a Nap
Sometimes our body and brain just need a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Finding somewhere quiet and taking a nap can do wonders if this is how you are feeling (2). Remember when you were a small child and hated being made to have a sleep in the afternoon? Now think how much you would relish that extra sleep.
Have Your Favorite Meal
Eating your favorite foods can trigger the reward center in your brain and will always make you feel good. Make yourself whatever it is you love and then just sit down and enjoy it.
Enjoy a Beauty Day at Home
It can be great fun to spend the day at a spa or beauty salon with a few friends, but it will cost you all a lot of money. You can do the same thing at home. Invite your friends around and tell them to bring their slippers and robes as it is going to be a day of beauty and fun. Homemade facial masks can be very effective, and you could wash and style each other’s hair too. It could be a great day for you and your friends without any of you spending much at all.
Spend an Evening with Movies or Music
You can spend an evening with movies or music on your own or with friends and family. Pre-choose what you are going to watch or listen to, put your most comfortable clothes on, have a few drinks and snacks to hand, and then just sit back and enjoy an evening’s entertainment of your favorites. You could even binge-watch a TV series (3) that you have missed.
Pampering is About You
Being pampered is all about you. It means that you get to do something you want to do in the way you want to do it. Whether that is a long walk in the park, going window shopping, or visiting a museum or library, it does not matter; the choice has to be totally yours. Everyone is special in their own way and deserves to be pampered, even if it is a treat from yourself.
by Cara Lucas