The fatigue is real! Zoom fatigue, home fatigue, pandemic fatigue. Being in a constant state of uncertainty about what’s happening, or is going to happen, isn’t a healthy state of existence.
Self-care doesn’t need to make a dent in your budget. There are a plethora of activities that are low cost, or no cost, that can help get you out of your repetitious routine and add a little flavor to your day. Keep your budget happy while also keeping yourself happy! After all, life is all about balance, right?
Take a Pause
We always hear about the importance of slowing down and taking everything in, but let’s be real, how often do we actually do that? With a packed schedule, it can be hard to find a quiet moment for ourselves. However, just taking a longer shower, doing a face mask (yes, this applies to you manly men too), reading a chapter of a book, or just taking a 30-minute nap can improve your mood.
Did you know that fresh air releases serotonin (aka the happy hormone) into your body? Don’t stay cooped up in your house and office. Get outside and breathe. Going outside and just standing there for 10 minutes can increase your happiness. It’s quite literally as easy as breathing.
Crank the Volume
Everyone has that one song that flips the switch. You know, the one you can’t help but to crank the volume and sing at the top of your lungs? Queue up your favorite jam and get ready for the performance of a lifetime. There are actually scientific studies on the connection between dancing, music and a more positive emotional state.
Sometimes you need that one meal from your favorite restaurant. Treating yourself every once in a while is a nice way to take a break and support local restaurants. It doesn’t always fit into the budget, so make sure to plan how often you do. Other times, just adding something special to your grocery list is an easy way to keep things exciting.
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