Many of us are ricocheting between building our companies, family responsibilities, and a plethora of other things vying for our attention. Taking time for ourselves is third, fourth, or fifth place at best. I know my to-do list is running longer than a CVS receipt these days. Sometimes even self-care can seem like yet another chore to add to a list of responsibilities, especially in this day and age when “self-care” is often synonymous with costly indulgences.
However, self-care doesn’t have to mean expensive spa trips or yoga retreats (not that those things don’t sound great). Many of those forms of self-care aren’t considered “essential” businesses and may not be the most prudent options anyway. Many of us are trying to reserve cash while our businesses weather these turbulent times. The current situation is a good reminder that self-care can also mean eliminating the things you think you need (but don’t) to make room for the things you do. To help remedy this struggle, here are six simple and cost-effective ways to practice self-care in the midst of your ultra-busy lifestyle.