I think it is really easy to get carried away with life sometimes. I think we are all very guilty of forgetting to take time out for ourselves, neglecting me time and just going full blown ahead, at 200 miles per hour which often leaves us feeling so rundown. Despite popular assumptions, you don't need to spend a lot of money on treating yourself. You don't need to fork out on expensive brands and treatments to help you feel relaxed. Although, it is down to your own personal choice I believe that there are some great brands and products out there that can help you get in the right mood. As well as products there is also some really important habits that I recommend you get in the routine of doing regularly to ensure that stress levels don't escalate. Today I thought I would share with you some tips on how you can take some time out for yourself without having to break the piggy bank! Enjoy!
#1 INVEST IN A GOOD PAIR OF SLIPPERS
Or slipper socks, or both if you are really going for it! Nothing feels better than putting your feet into a lovely fluffy pair of slippers on a cold winters evening! Primark do, some amazing slipper socks and slippers ( I personally recommend the Harry Potter ones) or you could go high end! All that matters is they are over the top fluffy and incredibly warm! Got to give those feet that TLC.
#2 WHILE YOU ARE AT IT INVEST IN GOOD LOUNGE WEAR TOO
Just like slippers and Socks nothing beats getting into a fresh pair of PJ's! Primark do some lovely ones which are heaven and 10 out of 10 on the cosy scale ( if that was a thing) however after a few washes they can become a bit old and tired looking which is the perfect excuse to keep buying more! Trust me, ask any blogger it's their favourite thing to buy besides rose gold homeware from H&M home.
#3 LUSH, IS A GOOD SHOP IF YOU HAVEN'T TRIED IT!
Another classic favourite of bloggers, Lush is the perfect shop to go in if you want some bath bombs or shower gel to make you feel million dollars that are always kind to bunnies! I am not the biggest fan of Lush because I don't have time to have baths ( I know, I know I need to take my own advice) but seriously the smell of the shop is mind blowing and I love it! I'm the sort of person that would just go in the shop and smell everything as an activity to relax. Most normal people would actually buy something!
#4 RELAXING HOBBIES
I am not going to be the first person to admit that after a day at college working I come home and do more work and consequently find if very hard to get out of this routine! I think it's very important to dedicate some of your time in the week to a hobby that is different but is still relaxing! These don't have to be expensive! Having movie nights, pamper evenings, listening to new music on Spotify or colouring books are just a few suggestions of things you could do!
#5 TREATING YOURSELF NICELY
In the winter especially it is easy to neglect our bodies a bit with the temptation of hiding under all those layers. However, after a while, it makes us feel a bit poopy about yourself! A really inexpensive way to do this is making sure that you are looking after yourself as much as possible! This includes washing hair, removing unwanted leg hair and not binge eating! Doing these things can make you feel pretty rubbish. Although they may not be seen as treats they can definitely help improve your self-esteem in the colder months!
#6 THERE IS ALWAYS HOMEMADE
Now I am not Merry Berry or Kristy Allsopp and I am not all that crafty but luckily for you there are so many bloggers out there are on stand by with hundreds of cheap DIYS for you to do for all seasons to help treat yourself on a low budget from bath bombs to hand cream! Go on give it a Google and I am sure you will find yourself on Pinterest for hours!
And that's it! I hope you enjoyed this quick rundown of six super easy but inexpensive ways you can treat yourself when you are next feeling a bit stressed or dishevelled.
Do you let me know what you do in the comments below to treat yourself on a budget! Was it any of these things? If not, do you have other secret tips you need to share?
Thank you for reading, as always x