Let's keep our stress levels down and stash a little more money in the bank. What could possibly be better than that? So, let’s get into these things that you can do to treat yo self without spending money.
1) Pick up a book and read it.
This may involve some creativity. Sometimes I have to read a book with my husband watching the Yankee game. I get it in by any means necessary.
2) Take a nap.
My favorite thing. Naps. I was once asked what my favorite thing to was, I responded with napping which resulted in being called lazy. I have 3 jobs (not counting this as a job of course) so I'm tired let me be.
3) Go visit your girlfriend.
You may not get to see your friends as much as you used to, but taking out even just an hour or two to see them is refreshing.
I don’t get to do this as often as I would like, but there’s just something about having a pair of freshly shaved legs. Especially when you’re slipping those legs into a pair of pants or laying in the bed at night. Take a little extra time for yourself and get this act of cheap luxury on. Bonus points if you shave using coconut oil! Then if you're like me you can run around showing everyone your smooth legs.
Get up early or stay up late. Take at least 15 to 20 minutes each day and meditate. I’m trying to do this more often and practice mindfulness. It’s no easy feat when you have a short attention span but keep at it. You’ll be thankful you did.
6) Tune out with some tunes.
While working or writing, I like to put my headphones on and listen to my favorite music. Sometimes my mood calls for a specific kind of jam, but music seems to mellow me out and help me chill.
7) Popcorn and Netflix.
After a long day of work all I want to do other than chill, watch Netflix, and eat some popcorn. Especially during the summer when OITNB is on.
Raise your hand if you still proclaim to be the best colorer? My hand is raised! I used to spend hours coloring . But nowadays they’ve got these cool adult coloring books I refuse to spend a dime on. So if you’re cheap like me, free adult coloring pages.
9) Take a bubble bath.
And if you have a deep soaking tub, I’m totally jealous. Throw un a bath bomb and relax.
10) Check your city calendar for free events.
Sometimes there are free museum nights, free festivals, and free classes available in your local area. All you have to do is keep your ear to the ground about these freebies or set up a local Google alert and have them delivered straight to your inbox.
11) Have some tea.
Do you love getting in some quiet time with a good cup of tea?
Me too. Go have some why don’t you?
12) Complimentary make-up lesson at the mall.
There is always new make-up coming out and there's probably something you're interested in, go to the mall and look for brands that offer a complimentary session. You might just learn a thing or two.
13) Write in your journal.
Clear your mind of some of that mental clutter and dump it all out in your journal.
14) Go exercise.
This isn’t one of my favorite ways to spend my time, but it is refreshing nonetheless.
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