Self-care Sunday has become a popular hashtag on social media and for good reason. The world is finally beginning to recognize how much emotional labor women do and how much we need, um, time off. We need time to relax, rest and recharge — and we are finally not only making time for ourselves but also demanding that we get that time.
But you know what can be frustrating in our search for self-care? The fact that so many self-care ideas cost money. Now, I’m a big fan of pedicures and whatnot but they cost money. And although there are some cheap forms of self-care, like drinking a hot cup of tea at home, playing with your makeup, lighting a candle or painting your nails, they all require a bit of an investment as well.
That’s where this list comes in. For all of you chicas out there who want to do some serious self-care this Sunday, but don’t want to spend all your money, here are 23 free self-care ideas to rock your world.
1. Take a hot bath.
If you don’t have bubbles for your bath, that’s okay. Many would assume that you need to have pricey, fancy-smelling bubbles to enjoy a hot soak but that’s just not true. All you need is a tub and access to hot water, and you’re good to go.
2. Meditate for 10 minutes.
Meditation doesn’t cost a thing and that’s great. Sure, there are pricey apps and books but all you truly need is yourself and your breath. Find a quiet spot and then just sit in stillness, focusing on your breath. In and out, in and out, in and out.