When you are living on a budget it can make you feel guilty to spend any money on yourself. But scheduling treats and making sure that you are taking care of yourself will help you stay on track and enjoy life more. Having a little treat to look forward to at the end of reaching a goal can spur your on to reach it faster. Don’t forget to celebrate all of your wins along the way.
Spa Day at Home
There are so many ways that you can have a spa day at home. If you are lucky enough to have a bath then why not use your nice bath bombs or add some relaxing essential oils to the bathwater. Take a book or magazine in the tub and relax for half an hour. If you don’t have a bath then perhaps you could get a cheap washing up bowl for £1, add some epsom salts, and some essential oils and you have yourself a nice footbath. You could pop on a face mask, do your nails or just spend some time reading, having a cuppa, and enjoying some time away from the stresses of life.
Cook or Bake
If you enjoy cooking or baking then this could be a nice way for you to relax after a long day of work. Maybe you could prepare a meal that you have never cooked before or make try baking a new cake recipe. If you fancy some junk food but don’t want to dip into your budget then you could make your own takeaway at home. You can save so much money by making a ‘fakeaway’ at home and they are so quick and easy to make.
Book a Treatment
Do you fancy a back massage, or an aromatherapy massage but are on a tight budget? Many colleges have training schools that offer very cheap treatments to members of the public so their students gain experience. You can get a wide range of treatments including hair and beauty sessions too. It’s a nice cheap way to treat yourself.
Have a Meal Out
There are lots of ways to save money on eating out. If you don’t mind putting a bit of work in for a meal then consider mystery shopping. You will be required to complete a report about your experience but the food will be free. You sometimes even get paid a small fee in addition to the free grub. You could also look at Meerkat Movies through comparethemarket.com, they offer 2for1 at popular restaurants. You may also find a bargain deal on Groupon so check that out if you fancy eating out.