Whether you’re on a fixed budget or you’re at that point in the month when your purse strings are tight, not having a bulging bank account doesn’t mean you need to go without. In fact, there are plenty of ways to treat yourself without having to spend a penny. Are you wondering how? Take a look at the following ways to give yourself a little pick-me-up without splashing the cash.
Don’t have enough money for the gym? No problem! Going for a jog or learning a new workout routine can be a great way to get in shape without spending any money. YouTube has an array of free workouts you can do in your home and many of these are from professional trainers so you know you’re getting effective exercise that will whip you into shape.
Go for a stroll
Going for a leisurely walk is a great way to relax and burn off a few calories. What’s even better is that it’s completely free to do!
Read a good book
Reading can be a highly relaxing pastime, especially if you’re looking for a little quality ‘me time’. If you don’t have any good books at home, join your local library. You can also find many free digital books online to download.
Have a Netflix and chill night
Why not watch some of your favourite movies and tv shows on Netflix and have a chilled evening. If you don’t have Netflix, you can sign up for a free 30-day trial. Amazon Prime also offer a free trial too.
Visit a museum
Day trips don’t have to cost money. Did you know that there are many free galleries and museums open across the UK? Why not take some time out of your busy schedule to unwind and learn a little more about the arts.
Take a warm bath
Relax after a long day with a warm bath, candles and soothing music. You may also want to pamper yourself with a face mask, body treatment or whatever you have in your beauty cabinet.
Whip up a treat
You may already have a few ingredients in your kitchen cupboards. A quick google or Pinterest search will bring up thousands of delicious recipes. You could make something you’ve never cooked before or create an old favourite. The choice is yours.
If you’re feeling creative, you could use your skills to make something from scratch or upcycle an old piece of furniture. All you really need is some paint, fabric and a few tools. If you don’t have any equipment at hand, see if your family, friends or neighbours can lend a few items.
While volunteering may not seem like a way to treat yourself, it can actually make you feel great! Giving back to the community is a great way to spread joy, whether you’re helping people or animals. Look online or in your local newspapers to see what opportunities are available in your local area.