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How To Practise Self-Care On A Budget

Sept 1, 2022

These days, who isn’t looking to save a little money? You might be on a budget, but that doesn’t mean you need to sacrifice your self-care routine. 

Don’t worry: There are plenty of ways to treat yourself without spending a fortune. We’ve put together a few budget-friendly practises you can try. Check out these self-care tips to pamper yourself and save money while you do it:


Cook Yourself a Tasty Meal

What’s your favourite thing to eat? 

You could order takeout, but food costs keep going up. Instead, look up a recipe and try cooking it yourself. 

Cooking is an incredibly rewarding hobby; not only is it more cost-effective than eating out, but you reap delicious results. Invite a friend or family member over to share your culinary creation. From chicken parmesan to paella, the options are endless!


Get Your Nails Done

You’re looking for something that makes you feel spoiled without burning a hole in your wallet. Why not book a nail service?

Pedicures in Winnipeg are perfect for all genders—and they’re affordable! A typical service entails a massage, hot towel, exfoliation, and cuticle treatment. If you want to show off your toes, you can finish your service with coloured polish; if not, choose a clear coat nail strengthener. 



Stuff is piling up in your room, your home office, and your kitchen. Don’t you wish you could purge the clutter from your home?

You can! 

By getting rid of junk, you’ll free up more space in your home; this has a way of freeing up mental space, too. You’ll have one less thing to stress about. 



Sleep: It costs you nothing, refreshes your mental state, and repairs your body. Sure, sleep isn’t the most exciting activity, but it makes a significant difference in how you feel. 

Clear out your afternoon to bank a few extra hours of rest. Grab your favourite blanket, pull the blinds down, and catch up on some beauty sleep.


Shop for New Clothes

You don’t need a whole new wardrobe to treat yourself. Instead, consider buying one or two articles of clothing that make you feel special. 

You can visit bra stores in Winnipeg to shop for new lingerie or cozy PJs! Or, you can pop by a thrift store and find great deals on casual or professional clothing. 


Visit a Library

Here’s the great thing about libraries: They’re full of books that take you to another world, and they’re free. Winnipeg is full of great libraries! If you’re looking for new books (but not looking to spend money), be sure to check out:

  • Millennium Library

  • Cornish Library 

  • Fort Garry Library


Put Away Your Phone

With a smartphone, you’re always connected. But sometimes, you don’t want to be connected. If you’re always on your phone, it can start to feel like you never have a break. Why not turn your phone off for a few hours? 

You don’t realize how much stress your phone creates until you’re away from it. Set aside a few hours for just you: No texts to read, notifications to check, or emails to respond to. The difference in your stress levels will surprise you.

Self-care is simpler than it seems. With these tips, you can take care of yourself and avoid bankruptcies in Canada. You can save money and take better care of yourself by stepping up your self-care routine. Book off a self-care day, and try out the self-care practises listed above.


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