Jessica Ellis
January 21, 2017 9:58 am
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Whether you’re worried about the incoming administration, the effects of climate change, the state of race relations…oh yeah, or those things like jobs, money, and personal relationships, 2017 feels like a tough year. One of the things that can be hardest for women is to set aside time for self-care, especially when your budget is tight. We know, however, that self-care can be important, both for your sense of self-worth and to fuel you for tough days.

So we asked our awesome writers and editors for some of their favorite ways to indulge in self-care without breaking the bank. No $500 spa treatments or escapes to Monaco allowed. Here’s a few we hope you can use to make your days a little brighter

1 Hit the open road.

2. Tea is everything.

3. Your kitchen may hold self-care miracles!

4. Check out free ones  here and  here.

5. Of course pizza counts, are you kidding?

6. Two votes for moisturizing!

7. Life happens too fast sometimes.

Self-care doesn’t have to be pricey, but its worth is priceless! Get out there and pamper yourself today, whatever your bank account looks like.