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Self-Care on a Budget

Self-care looks different for everyone. Sometimes you don't know where to start because you're already so overwhelmed. With a budget in mind, I've comprised a list of possible self-care methods.

Budget: Free

  1. Walk/get outside. It seems so simple and potentially ineffective. The truth is, being outside can put you in an entirely different mood. The sun is good for you and your body. Being outside with moving air is liberating. I love walking out while barefoot. I feel more in tune with myself and am more mindful of my physical body. I like feeling the different textures under my feet and feeling the earth beneath me.

  2. Read. Reading can be accessible at the library or a local book store. If you can get to these places, they're a great choice to "get away" to another location. Surrounded by peaceful silence, you can take yourself to a different place inside the covers of books.

  3. Natural water source. If you can find a natural water source and dip your toes in it, I swear you can feel like a different person. Every time I slip my feet into a river or