How to Pamper Yourself at Home (on a Budget)
This guest blog post was curated for Bucky by Kacey Bradley.
Life is busy and full of responsibilities, so sometimes it's nice to treat yourself. You might imagine one day making an appointment at the spa or taking a vacation but keep putting it off. Your budget doesn't have room.
Living on a budget isn't always easy, especially if you don't have the finances to indulge in the unnecessary. It's time to think outside the bills and relax in style, without overspending.
Read on to learn how to pamper yourself at home, no matter what kind of budget you have. Anyone can use these tips after a long day to unwind and recharge for tomorrow.
1. Enjoy a Long Shower
Your water bill is likely the least of your worries because it's a relatively cheap utility. Even if it's just once a week, give yourself the luxury of a long shower. The warm water will instantly start to relieve any muscle tension and produce increased levels of oxytocin, which directly reduces anxiety. Add a handful of hydrating body wash so that you feel and smell better after you dry off.
2. Indulge in Comfy Clothes
When you save a little money, spoil yourself with new comfy clothes. You can wear your purchase for months or years, depending on how well you care for it. Find a new fluffy bathrobe, silk slippers, or cashmere sweatpants. Anything that strikes you as extra special will help you forget your worries once you slip it on.
3. Try a Facial
You'd love to go to the spa, but the treatments are so expensive. Why not try a facial at home? As long as you cleanse, exfoliate and moisturize your skin, you'll never know the difference. Before you head to the store, find a DIY recipe with scents or all-natural ingredients you love. Once you buy everything you need to make the mask or lotion, you'll likely get more than a few uses for your one-time purchase.
4. Light Special Candles
Relaxing is all about letting go of your stress, but that isn't always easy. Pamper yourself by bringing home a long-lasting candle designed to tackle your worries. It's a holistic way to deal with anxiety and stress, but only if you light candles with specific scents like lavender, apple, or peppermint. Light it while you work from home or relax on the couch.
5. Create a Routine
You might not remember to take it easy because it's not something you often do, so create a pampering routine. Practicing regular self-care habits will regulate your stress levels and improve your focus and energy. The key is to choose the best practices for your budget, such as writing in a journal, eating healthy foods, or trying a new exercise regime. Repeat these things every day, and you'll restore your mental wellbeing without overspending.
Make Pampering a Priority
Pampering yourself at home on a budget doesn't have to feel impossible. Use these tips to treat yourself to something nice, like a DIY facial or relaxing shower. See which tips and practices you enjoy the most and redefine luxury at home.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kacey Bradley is the blogger behind The Drifter Collective, an eclectic lifestyle blog that expresses various forms of style through the influence of culture and the world around us. Kacey graduated with a degree in Communications while working for a lifestyle magazine. She has been able to fully embrace herself with the knowledge of nature, the power of exploring other locations and cultures, all while portraying her love for the world around her through her visually pleasing, culturally embracing and inspiring posts. Along with writing for her blog, she has written for sites like U.S. News, SUCCESS, Ruffled, and more!
*Bucky does not endorse any products or practices suggested by guest bloggers. All ideas and opinions are their own and do not reflect the opinions of Bucky.