As the world starts to emerge from the current crisis into what is being called the ‘new normal’ it is a difficult and trying time, especially for those who want to save money and be cognisant about their spending habits.
There are a lot of temptations that are being waved in front of our noses daily, things such as shopping apps and big sales. Buying when you’re bored can have a huge impact on your bank account and have you scraping around for cash when you really need it the most.
Coping with the anxiety can be stressful and feel like an added chore to whatever else you have planned for the day. This can be a big problem if you don’t know where to start or your money troubles are getting you down.
Finding cost-effective ways can make this process even harder for you to navigate, especially if your hobbies are just adding to the amount of anxiety you feel, which is never a good sign.
Add this onto the current pandemic and the changes that many people have had to go through, making it even harder to cope. A lot of options have been cut off from you, so it may be a good idea to reevaluate your mechanisms of coping with stress.
Here are five cost-effective ways to cope with your anxiety in the new normal.
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1. Try new or alternative recipes
Trying new alternatives for recipes that you love can be a cost-effective way to switch up your eating habits. Having a new meal or trying something new is a very exciting process and helps everyday life get that little bit more interesting and relaxing.
2. Bake more often
Baking is a great way to destress and treat yourself. It is a very comfortable and laid-back hobby to practice, and it doesn’t have to be too fancy or expensive, either. Not only this, but it also gives off warm and homely scents that relax the mind and body.
3. Use CBD oil
Using cbd oils can help you sleep and therefore rejuvenate your body. Getting the right amount of sleep can aid you in concentration and mood, as well as having a good impact on your long term health.
Make sure that you don’t take higher than the allowed concentration of THC to prevent any side effects. Using CBD oils in moderation, can really boost your positivity and get you motivated for the day ahead.
4. Take up some indoor exercises
Take up some indoor exercises, such as quick workouts that can be done with weighted objects around your home, such as books, plant pots, and milk jugs. These can be great for getting positive hormones working, helping your mind freshen up, and relieving any tension in your muscles.
5. Start yoga
Starting yoga can help your mindset. Not only does it promote meditation and mindfulness strategies, but it also helps connect your body and mind on a far deeper level that boosts productivity and your physical welfare. It’s also very minimalistic, and therefore doesn’t need much additional equipment to do.
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