Free and Low-Cost Self-Care Ideas

How to Take Care of Yourself Without Spending Money

Free and Low-Cost Self-Care Ideas

Self-care is a BIG-time buzz-word these days! Everyone is talking about it but sometimes “self-care” ends up meaning you’re shelling out the bucks for taking care of yourself. And, if spending money is a problem for you then doing “self-care” can mean an easy excuse and justification to spend money you maybe shouldn’t. 

Here are some free and low-cost self-care ideas! 

  1. Move your body
  2. Read for pleasure
  3. Turn off the notifications on your phone
  4. Take a social media sabbatical 
  5. Go camping
  6. Practice boundaries 
  7. Practice saying “no”
  8. Pay attention to how you feel after you hang out with people. If you don’t feel good, limit your time with them. If you feel good, increase your time with them. 
  9. Ask for help
  10. Allow others to help you
  11. Tackle a nagging task
  12. Listen to your favorite podcast 
  13. Let it go
  14. Practice self-love mantras 
  15. Develop a morning routine
  16. Celebrate others 
  17. Get out of debt (just literally the best gift you could EVER give yourself)
  18. Go to bed early
  19. Take a long shower
  20. Take a bath 
  21. Watch guilty-pleasure TV
  22. Call a friend
  23. Coffee with a friend (it’s important that the people you connect with as “self-care” are ones that you can be honest with and be your true self)
  24. Walk around the park
  25. Sit in the sun
  26. Take 10 deep breaths 
  27. Put one hand on your belly and the other on your heart, close your eyes and breathe (I learned this tip from my friend Erin)
  28. List 10 things your grateful for
  29. Blast music at the highest volume and sing alone
  30. Have a dance party
  31. Take vitamins
  32. Drink water
  33. Stay away from alcohol (it’s a depressant)
  34. Journal AKA Brain Dump of all the things swirling around in your mind
  35. Write a letter of forgiveness to yourself (I teach how to do this in the Spending Fast Bootcamp)
  36. Eat some ice cream

Did we leave off a free or low-cost self-care tip that YOU love? If so, tell us below! And, if this helped you, we’d love for you to comment below and share it with your friends!

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