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9 ways to indulge in self-care without burning a hole in your pocket
As the holidays approach, we tend to focus more on our kids, specially since they will be home from school (for the ones old enough to be in school). But we often miss out ourselves, and we need and deserve a break too!
I've teamed up with a financial page and app, Basis to help you get some much needed answers like easy ways to take care of yourselves and ways to teach kids about finances. (There's a quick IGTV video about this on my Insta too!)
These articles are fun and easy to read, so stay tuned for more and I hope you enjoy the read
More to come
9 ways to
indulge in self-care without burning a hole in your pocket
by Team Basis
If we go back to the basics,
restoring our inner balance and well-being doesn’t have to be a drain on our
energy and finances.
days, self-care is accompanied by images of the perfect shade of lipstick or
that new workout that zaps cellulite. When did something as introspective and
personal as self-care become Insta fodder? It has a lot to do with the
ambiguity around what self-care means. This
definition sums it up nicely – It’s the practice of taking an active role in
protecting one’s own well-being and happiness, in particular during periods of
most of us are following Urban Dictionary’s tongue-in-cheek definition:
Self-care is an umbrella term that has more benefit for the
sellers than individuals.
intended to restore balance has been pivoted into something superficial and
commercial that often leaves us feeling inadequate. So, if your feel-good
activity is retail therapy or a spa date, here are some basic (and inexpensive)
changes that will make you feel as good as new.
fads (and expensive gym memberships) will come and go, so it’s time to find a
workout that helps us stay healthy and active in the long run.Walking or jogging in the park is a
3) Revive a childhood hobby:
doing something just for the joy of it, without fear of judgement or the
pursuit of perfection? Tap into that feeling more often, because adulting is
hard enough as it is.
4) Sort yourself out financially:
up an emergency fund can make us less nervous about the future while cutting
down on unnecessary lifestyle expenses helps us save for more meaningful
5) Give social media a rest:
we millennials are hyper-connected, we’ve often labelled ‘the loneliest
generation’. Plus, scrolling through picture-perfect feeds make us feel less
than perfect, driving us to spend more on things we don’t need.
6) Give yourself some rest:
body heals itself duringa normal
sleep cycle. When we get enough shut-eye, we eat healthier, are more active and alert, are happier, and make better
decisions. What’s not to like?
7) Be still:
million things on our minds, it’s no wonder we’re always restless.Sitting down for five minutes and
focussing on our breathing (and meditating, if you like) helps renew focus
while helping us feel better equipped to cope with whatever’s on our schedule.
8) Connect with a loved one:
up different parts of our personalities in different situations, and sometimes,
we just want to be loved for who we really are. There’s nothing like a good
time with friends and family to make us feel whole again.
goes for everything from old clothes in your closet and things that have been
piling up on your to-do list. Freeing up space has a liberating effect. Here’s
some inspiration from Marie Kondo to get started.
is essential to many things in life; working in the finance industry and powering
personal finance for women through Basis shows me that every day. Yet, I’ve
also learnt that to thrive, we don’t need to stretch beyond our means. All we
have to do is start with what we already have.
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