Self-Care On A Budget

Updated: Oct 13, 2020

Self-care is extremely important and something that everyone should take the time to schedule and plan in their daily lives to ensure a healthy, positive and well balanced life. 

Many people avoid or stray from self-care as they assume that self-care equals very pricey, lavish things like vacations, the spa and a massive shopping spree. I have gathered 10 simple ways we can bring self care into our lives for $20 or less (some even FREE) that you can do everyday, every week or every month to ensure that you are of right mind and of right body. 


This can be anywhere from 1 min to an hour a day. There are many great apps out there available to help you get in the mindset of letting out, and relaxing your breathing and your body. Try this at home, grab a candle, your favourite comfy clothes, go to a quiet spot in your home, close your eyes and let the flicked of the light bring your mind to a peaceful space where you can quietly reflect on your day and on your mood. A few I would recommend is: Insight Timer (Free!), and Headspace ($7.99 to $12.99 per month after trial).

Write in a journal

This is one of my favourite FREE forms of self-care. It basically is free therapy, but therapy from yourself. Whenever my mind is cluttered, I feel stressed or like I am lost, writing is one of my true escapes that helps me check in with myself. Sometimes after rereading a passage that I have just written, it amazes me to see some of the thoughts and feelings that I wasn’t aware of jump of the page at me. It is a really clear and effective way to de-clutter your mind as well and be open to hearing yourself as sometimes we get too busy to really listen to what our bodies are telling us.

Buy a self-improvement book

My favourite is “Don’t Sweat The Small Stuff” by Richard Carlson. I have had this book for just over 11 years and I keep going back to it. It continues to be incredibly relevant to every step of my life, and is a great check in and reminder when I am feeling anxious, depressed on need some reflection on how I am dealing with difficult things or feeling particularly overwhelmed. I also recommend –