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25 Days of Self-Care To Treat Yourself During The Holidays

Self-care is often overlooked. Especially this year, as stress and uncertainty has taken over a majority of our lives. Nonetheless, the concept of self-care is extremely important, as it helps encourage maintaining a healthy relationship with yourself and others.  With the holidays coming up, stress seems to consume us even more due to the pressures that accompany the holiday season — travel plans, hosting relatives and finding the perfect gifts for all your friends and family. So this year, gift yourself by filling your December calendar with some holiday self-care ! Below is a list of self-care ideas to get you started so you can nourish yourself for the holidays. Write Yourself a Love Letter An important aspect of self-care is being kind to yourself and practicing self-love, so start by writing yourself a thoughtful love letter. Write down things you love and admire about yourself, no matter how big or small they might be. If you are in need of a place to begin, check out this prin

Budget-Friendly Ways to Eat Healthier

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Eating well is usually at the top of our list of things we want to improve about ourselves. Eating healthy is equated to living well and is often recommended to help you improve not just your physical health but your mental health as well. Our body can only do so much without the necessary fuel, after all, but for many, it can feel like eating healthier means spending more. 

This couldn’t be further from the truth. There are many great ways to eat healthy on a budget, and with this guide, you’ll be able to start today.


1. Shop the Frozen Section 


It can seem like shopping for frozen food is automatically the less healthy option. Just a few aisles down are all the fresh fruits and vegetables, which look like they are full of health and just good for you. However, the reality is that that fresh fruit and veg has spent a long time on transport and have actually lost nutritional value during that time. 


Frozen fruit and vegetables, however, would have been frozen on-siteTherefore, not only are they cheaper, but they also tend to have a higher percentage of the essential vitamins and nutrients that you are looking for. It also means that your fruit and veg waste will be minimized. 


2. Grow Them Yourself 


If you have a bit of a green thumb, then the single best way to eat better, and enjoy the fruits and vegetables in question more, is to grow them yourself. Happy Valley Seeds have over 1000 species and varieties for you to choose from, so you are sure to get the produce that you love. There will be a huge difference, however, because not only will your food be organic, it will be the freshest you have ever tasted. You don’t know what a tomato tastes like, for example, until you grow one for yourself. The taste difference is mind-blowing. 


3. Prepare to Make Scratch Easy 

Everyone knows that making things from scratch is the budget-friendly way to eat well, but not all of us have the time or inclination to make food from scratch every single time. We want cheats, and the best way to do this is to make them yourself. From preparing sauce ahead of time and freezing it for later to marinating meat and popping it in the freezer, there are many ways you can make your food better with just a little bit of prep. 


4. Take Advantage of Deals and Coupons 


The final tip is to make use of discounts and codes. Sign up for your local grocery store’s rewards programs and actually check through the discount codes and other offers available. You can also keep costs low by simply shopping online. If there isn’t a delivery option, the chances are that you can click and collect so you can get what you need, in budget, and have it all packed up for you to take home. These are just a few ways that you can buy food better, at a lower cost.


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