3 Little Known Ways To Engage in Self-Care Without Spending $

LoI know, I know...when you hear "self-care" you probably roll your eyes and think, "I don't have the time" and/or "I don't have the money" or some other negative thought. 

You don't need to spend money to love yourself!! 

Look, I am the first to admit that I love a mani/pedi with a friend, or hitting the day spa for a massage or facial (or both!!).  I've gone on retreats and plenty of homemade face masks or salt scrubs.  

I'm the epsom salt bath goddess (which is an inexpensive luxury) and love soaking until my fingers and toes shrivel up! 

Self care is SO much more than this.  It's getting good sleep, staying hydrated, moving your body, and nourishing your body.  It's doing the simple tasks that we need for survival. 

And yes, there are times as mamas that we struggle to do the simple tasks!  Here are three more simple (but not easy!) things you can do that don't cost anything!! 

  • Say "NO" - it is a complete sentence-NO need to provide an explanation with it!
    • to people 
    • to projects
    • to anything that doesn't serve you! 
  • Set boundaries!
    • with yourself...such as limiting your work hours
    • with others-you get to choose what you receive from them
  • No people pleasing!!
    • I see you! As a recovering people pleaser, I get it! You are not responsible for other people's happiness! 

That's it...don't you feel better already!! And it didn't cost a penny!!

As I said, simple, not easy.  Takes practice and consistent implementation.  I am working on them myself! 

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