I’m all about saving money.
My family jokes about this regularly, but I know we’re all trying to save for future homes, children, travel plans, or our own business. And let’s be honest, existing is freakin’ expensive, y’all.
What I’m saying is that you don’t need to be all Pinterest-y, and spend tons of money on $10 bath bombs, bottles of wine, and $7 coffees from a cute cafe to indulge in self-care. Self-care shouldn’t be about spending money. However, it’s okay if you want to treat yourself, but I know not everyone has the bank account to treat themselves at any given time. That’s why I’m sharing 20 no-spend, self-care ideas that you can save when you need a little pick-me-up that easy and FOR FREE!
So, if you’re looking to experience some self-care this weekend and you’re on a budget, fear not because your girl is sharing a list you can save for future self-care weekends!
1| Take a shower + deep condition your hair.
Treat yourself a little pampering because there’s nothing better than NOT spending $40 on a manicure.
2| Walk outside or bike on a trail.
Get yourself out in nature, and you’ll feel the benefits instantly.
3| Try a free workout class at a gym.
You might meet new people AND find a new workout you love!
4| Cook a meal at home for date night.
Cooking together AND saving money sounds like the best kind of night.
5| Color in a coloring book.
Doing something creative always helps calm your mind.
6| Play with animals at a local shelter.
Dog therapy IS SO REAL, friends!
7| Challenge yourself to eat healthy for an entire day or weekend.
You’ll feel good about yourself and your body will feel even better.
8| Declutter your digital life.
I’m sorry about organizing anything is a form of a self-care for me.
9| Explore your town like a tourist.
Visit statues, museums, and local parks to explore your town that you may never have seen before!
10| Invite friends over for a girl’s night.
All you need are good friends, and some music to have a good time.
11| Watch Netflix and drink hot chocolate.
Hot chocolate + favorite show = a great night!
12| FaceTime a family member or a friend to catch up.
Chatting with loved ones regularly is great for personal self-care, especially if you can’t see family often.
13| Bake treats for you and your friends.
You thought I wasn’t going to mention dessert in this list?
14| Enjoy live music at a cafe or park.
Who says you need to pay $300 for a good time?!
Writing your thoughts on paper is a such a beautiful form a therapy. Try it!
16| Create a playlist and dance it out.
Want to boost your mood instantly? Blast some of your favorite music and have fun.
17| Turn off your phone for a day and practice mindfulness.
Yes, an entire day. Yes, you have a ton of activities to fill your time. You got this.
18| Read, or reread one of your favorite books.
Escape your own life to go read about someone else’s.
19| Play board games with friends.
Scattegories is so underrated, TBH.
20| Go to the beach and watch the sunset.
Whether it’s 70 degrees or 30 degrees, there’s nothing more beautiful than a sunset.
What self-care activity are you going to treat yourself to this weekend? Do you have any other no-spend ideas? Make sure to share them in the comments below!