Day Four of this current Tenner Week – have you managed to stick to your budget up to now? I’m still under the £10 limit and hoping to keep it that way.
Today’s activity is to make yourself a home spa experience. Yes, going to a real spa tends to be very expensive, but you can create a relaxing or pampering atmosphere at home on a shoestring too.
Different people expect different things from a spa, for example: massage, exercise, beauty treatments, candles and soft music, a makeover, healthy food or a chance to get away from it all. It’s up to you, and it’s for anyone, not just for the girly girls.
So today, take at least half an hour to yourself if you can, and try one or more of these things:
- Light candles and relax with a good book, a magazine or some music
- Have a soak in the bath with bubble bath or bath oil
- Give yourself a face pack or deep condition your hair
- Manicure or pedicure
- Any other beauty or bathing products you keep for best (and rarely use at all)
- Change into pyjamas or comfortable clothing as soon as you get home
- Have an early night and lay off the caffeine
- Make a light, healthy meal with a good helping of fruit or vegetables
If you’re really lucky, you might have a voucher for a massage or other treatment. If so, use it up!
What’s happening here
I’m hopefully out later using up my free cinema ticket, so I’ll get my spa fix by getting up ten minutes earlier instead and slapping on a face pack and hair mask. By the way, you can often get away with leaving your usual conditioner on for twice as long as normal so you don’t need to shell out on expensive products if you don’t have any. Oh, and if I have time after work I’ll give myself a quick manicure before going out for the evening. And I’ll have something healthy for lunch and drink a couple of extra glasses of water too.
Yesterday went well, and I managed to fit a workout into the day as promised. We also had some friends round for a meal so the telly didn’t go on either. I did pick up a few groceries to keep everyone fed and watered though, which came to £5.27 – worth every penny, and there will be some tasty leftovers to get stuck into later. We’re doing a dinner party on Saturday as well, but Beau can get the extra food and drink in for that seeing as I did the shopping this time around.
Cash spent today: £5.27
Total spent so far: £5.27
Total TV watched: 0 hours
Have you spent anything yet? How about the telly-watching? I’d love to hear about any storecupboard recipes or alternatives to telly.