5 simple ways to spoil yourself without spoiling your bank balance

After a long, difficult week at work, you deserve to treat yourself. Whether you’ve been running around chasing after the kids, or it feels like you’ve been jumping through hoops at work all week, sometimes we all need a little pick me up to make ourselves feel better.

But spoiling ourselves isn’t always straightforward, especially if you’re on a budget. Sure, two weeks in Rome eating gelato, soaking up the culture and visiting the opera sounds like the perfect way to unwind – check out this website for more information on Rome opera tickets – but if your budget won’t stretch then don’t worry. Here I’ve rounded up 5 super simple ways you can spoil yourself without spoiling your bank balance.



Of course, a whole weekend away at a spa retreat would be perfect right now, but with other commitments, it’s not always plausible. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t compromise! See if you can visit the spa for a morning or afternoon session and enjoy the facilities for a couple of hours, maybe even have a treatment too. See what offers they have available. Alternatively, head to your local beauty parlor and see what treatments you like the sound of. A quick 20 minute back massage sounds perfect right now!

Never underestimate the power of sleep. And so many of us are deprived of it! It’s not always easy to get the recommended allowance of sleep per night, especially if you have small children but don’t worry. Try to nap when they nap, forget that pile of ironing and go to bed early for a change. Try to get into the habit of going to bed at the same time each night. Give it time, and you’ll start to feel amazing.


Ok, so it doesn’t exactly sound like a treat does it? But I personally find that once I’ve moved my body and been active, I feel so much better physically and mentally, and I cannot wait to do it again! Obvious health benefits aside, moving your body can help reduce stress, lower your blood pressure and help you feel good. Just 20 minutes a day is all you need.


Most adults wish they had the time to read more. So, if you find yourself with a spare twenty minutes, forget about the housework and pick up that book you’ve been meaning to finish instead. If you’re at work, then get into the habit of taking a book with you. You can read on your lunch break or during your commute.


There isn’t much that a nice hot bath or long, uninterrupted shower can’t fix. So, spoil yourself with one. Wait until the kids have gone to bed if you need to and fill your bath with some gorgeously indulgent bubble bath, light candles, play music or take that book you’ve been wanting to finish. Shave, exfoliate and buff your skin and afterward apply a generous layer of an indulgent body lotion. You’ll feel like a new person!


  1. These all sound so good to me. I need to start pampering myself a little. I find I am always taking care of everyone else. Thank you so much for sharing

  2. You don't really think that staying at home could be a spa. Like you said, just use your imagination. I love your list and I'm going to start putting myself first a little more. Thanks so much.

  3. I definitely like the idea of sleeping. These days, I just want to sleep, uninterrupted, for a full eight hours.

  4. These all sound really awesome! Self-care is important, especially now with all the sheltering-in! Thanks for sharing!