50 Budget Friendly Self Care Ideas

January is always a long month for everyone, and budgets are always tight after the festivities of December. January is known for being a tough…

January is always a long month for everyone, and budgets are always tight after the festivities of December. January is known for being a tough month, making it the perfect time to practice some basic self care practises to keep us feeling our best.

You don’t have to spend a fortune in order to enjoy some quality self care sessions, and I have 50 budget friendly self care ideas to help make January a little brighter.

50 Budget Friendly Self Care Ideas

50 Budget Friendly Self Care Ideas

Whenever I’m feeling a little down, I always try to practice some self care, and you don’t have to spend a penny for many self care ideas. It can be something as simple as using your favourite bath bomb, or lighting a candle. Anything which help improve your mood, and make you feel good. Here are 50 great self care ideas which will either cost absolutely nothing, or will cost very little.

  1. Go for a walk
  2. Take a shower
  3. Meditate in silence
  4. Have a warm drink
  5. Clean & declutter your home
  6. Read a magazine
  7. Listen to a podcast
  8. Give yourself a foot spa & pedicure
  9. Have an early night
  10. Do something kind for someone else
  11. Make your own face mask
  12. Change your beddings
  13. Make a playlist of your best feel good songs
  14. Spray your favourite perfume
  15. Write down your feelings in a journal
  16. Watch a feel good movie
  17. Make your favourite meal
  18. Read a book
  19. Turn off notifications on your mobile phone
  20. Light a scented candle
  21. Practice positive affirmations
  22. Give yourself a hand massage
  23. Compliment someone
  24. Make yourself a healthy smoothie
  25. Clear out your closet and donate 5 items to charity
  26. Do a 10-minute breathing exercise
  27. Make a to-do list of achievable goals
  28. Go to your favourite coffee shop and order your favourite drink
  29. Start a scrapbook with your happiest memories
  30. Give yourself a break from social media
  31. Binge watch a feel-good show on Netflix
  32. Try downloading a mindfulness or meditation phone app
  33. Give yourself a long, hot bath with your favourite bubble bath / bath oil / bath bomb
  34. Apply a scented body oil to your skin
  35. Have an early night
  36. Head to Pinterest to pin some inspirational and uplifting quotes
  37. Bake something delicious
  38. Buy yourself pretty flowers
  39. Play around with your makeup and try something new
  40. Do a yoga challenge on YouTube
  41. Create a gratitude jar to fill with positive messages for whenever you’re in need of a boost
  42. Declutter your inbox
  43. Try colouring an adult colouring book
  44. Apply a pampering sheet mask
  45. Have a pyjama and slippers day
  46. Rest
  47. Learn a new TikTok dance
  48. Do an act of kindness
  49. Make a mood board
  50. Call your best friend for an uplifting chat

50 Budget Friendly Self Care Ideas

There are so many things you can do whenever you’re feeling a little down, and it’s amazing how many self care ideas there are where you don’t need to spend a penny. I really hope you found this self care idea round-up helpful, and it’s inspired you to give yourself some much needed me-time this January.