Hi guys, I hope you are all having a fantastic week. This week has been going by so slow for me but I’m taking advantage of it and have been on a roll writing my June posts in advanced 🙂
My husband likes to call me a ‘lifestyle enthusiast’ and I think it suits me well. Beside my obvious love for fitness, living an overall healthy lifestyle is my passion. That means relationship in all aspects of life: the Divine, your self, others, and even with money!
I have been a house-wife since I got married and the greatest test for me is trusting my husband’s ability to provide for our family. There have been some ups and down, trial and errors; nevertheless, I’m positive that we are slowly but surely making better choices. There was a period in my early marriage life where I would postpone some things I did to take care of myself. My hair was a shapeless mess and I did not feel good about myself at all. I kept delaying my much-needed revamp to “when we had more money” or when I could finally work. Mind you, when I was a teenager I used to dye my hair myself. However, working and getting my own money opened the way for me to get it done professionally, paying hundreds of dollars, and I never looked back. Months passed by and I just felt worse and worse. Arguments between my husband and I were rampant, I was depressed and vulnerable to self-harm. My husband always reminded me that I needed to love myself and love myself more. Deep in my heart, I knew that was the case. One day, I looked a myself and decided I will take care of me again.
Most of these practices, are habits I’ve been doing for years even before I was married. But now that I have a family, my tendency to be frugal is something I’ve come to appreciate even more.
Here are 5 things I do to care for me that save me money:
- I dye my own hair – I started dyeing my hair regularly when I was 16 years old. I have so much fun doing so! I feel so at peace and the box instructions are very easy to follow!
- I cut my own hair – I only started this last year and will probably carry it out until the day I decide to have really short hair. I’ve had a number of bad experiences with other people cutting my long hair that it has been difficult for me to find a trusted hair dresser. My last professional cut was in November 2014. My hair grew out and was in dire need of a trim that I decided to take it upon myself and cut my own hair. I watched a lot of YouTube tutorials that helped me become comfortable in doing it so I mustered all the courage I have and gave it a shot. Afterall, I’d rather me mess my own hair up so I have no one to blame but myself. Thankfully that’s not the case because I LOVE IT. I’ve cut my hair twice since then–cutting off as long as 6 inches and I’m so happy 🙂
- I use home-made remedies for health and beauty purposes – some of my trusted and go-to home remedies are as follows:
– Lemon ginger honey tea to cure the flu
– Baking Soda as shampoo
– ACV hair rinse as conditioner/ detangler / hair polisher 😉
- I workout from home – pretty straight forward but I will be writing the reasons why I quit the gym in my next post (watch out for it on Saturday 7am PST)
- I bargain shop – I love pampering myself with expensive stuff every now and then but for things I use everyday, I enjoy getting a good deal! Whenever I go shopping I head straight to the sale aisle. And when it comes to clothing and accessories, I truly believe it’s not about how expensive it is but how you rock them! 🙂
What money-saving habits do you guys lean on? Please feel free to share I’d love to learn more ! 🙂