A budget-friendly alternative to your routine
Ahh self-care… the buzz word of the century.
If you’re anything like me, you’re constantly looking for the next product or routine that’s going to make you feel great. Recently (as my bank account has had shockingly low numbers), I’ve started re-examining my spending habits. Unfortunately, I came to the realization that my dwindling bank account was MY fault; and I’ve been spending a pretty penny on my efforts to feel good. So, in a quest to cut costs, I’ve started asking myself the those hard questions:
Do I NEED this $250 body oil? Will taking another trip to whole foods for chlorophyll really make me feel better? Does baby goat yoga actually fix my insecurities?
Answer: No. No. Maybe.
As fun as it’s been to try out all of these different methods, I’m starting to understand that self-care doesn’t have to cost you half your paycheque.
Now don’t get me wrong, if I see a body product (I’m looking at you Necesaire) I MAY still rush out to get it; but showing yourself care should be accessible. This year, I’m challenging myself to think outside of the box when it comes to my spending habits and obsession for wellness products!
The Love Language Guide
While doing a Pinterest deep-dive to find photos for my 2022 vision board and I came across a post (via @sustainableblissco) on using your love languages to lead your self-care practices.
I’ve never thought about applying my love languages to myself, but it does makes perfect sense. If we want to accept love from and give love to others in a specific way, why can’t we give that same love back to ourselves?
Although not everything on this list is free, it does offer plenty of alternatives to spending $300 at Sephora!
And for those of you wondering, here are my top 3 love languages:
- Physical Touch
- Quality Time
- Words of Affirmation
Seeing this post by Sustainable Bliss Co and comparing them to my own love languages was eye opening. I love a good body-care routine (physical touch), taking myself on little dates (quality time) and trying to journal when I can (words of affirmation). I love that this list of suggestions is a mix of “aesthetic” things like face masks/journaling and more grounded self-care work (i.e. getting honest with yourself).
If you’re not sure what your love language is, I HIGHLY suggest you take this quiz . It’s so fun to learn more about yourself; and if you can apply that to your healing, why wouldn’t you?
Try out some of these budget-friendly self-care tips and let me know how it goes for you!
In 2022, we aren’t going into overdraft!!
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