5 Budget Wellness Ideas
As much as we would all love to go to natural practitioners, therapies and classes, it can all get a little tough on the budget. You can still look after yourself and have a happy, holistic and healthy lifestyle on the cheap though! Here are five top tips to make it happen.
♥ Go to a holistic doctor instead of a naturopath.
Usually holistic doctors are covered by Medicare and if you are lucky, you can find one where you are not very much out of pocket. Significantly cheaper than a naturopath at $100 or so a session. Read my article on how to find a holistic medical practitioner to find one near you.
♥ YouTube it.
I love you tube! You will find thousands of videos with all sorts of things like yoga, meditation, relaxation, EFT, hypnobirthing, cooking classes and more. Of course it’s a free for all on there, so do a little research on the person behind the video to make sure they are the real deal. Ask around for recommendations on who is great to follow.
♥ Stalk wellness bloggers.
Ahem…. sort of like what you are doing now! Find some people who really resonate with you and sign up to their websites. You will find many experts have a blog and give out lots of free information. Some of my favourite Aussie people are:
Well Nourished (Georgia Harding, naturopath)
Dr Nat Krindgoudis (chinese medicine doctor, acupuncturist and fertility specialist)
Kirri White (psychologist, life coach, EFT practitioner and self-care advocate)
Emma Sutherland (naturopath)
Changing Habits (Cyndi O’Meara, nutritionist)
Rejuvenation Lounge (Carole Bourne, yoga, meditation, energy healing and relaxation)
Twenty 8 (Kim Morrison, aromatherapist)
♥ Visit training clinics at colleges.
Students that are studying nutrition, naturopathy, TCM, acupuncture, massage, natural beauty etc all need people to practice on – so you get heavily discounted appointments. However you don’t have to worry about the quality as sessions are usually also supervised by a qualified practitioner overseeing the work.
♥ Try Homeopathy or Bushflower Essences
At around $20 a bottle, these amazing vibrational healing drops can help with all sorts of ailments – physical and emotional. I have had great success with my favourite practitioners:
Alisha Lynch at Naughty Naturopath Mum for the most beautiful bushflower essences.
Nicole Cunningham at Puraforce Remedies for easy to use and effective homeopathy drops.
♥ Head to the library
Have you been to your local library lately? It’s one of my favourite places to hang out. As well as books, you can also check out magazines, DVDs and CDs for free. Expert advice for zero dollars!
So, there are a few ideas to get you started. Obviously if you have a severe medical condition, get professional help as soon as possible. But if you just have a few niggling health or emotional issues, these tips may just help you sort it out without costing you a packet!
If you need some budget tips for eating healthy whole foods, get yourself a copy of my free ebook here.
What are your ideas? How do you stay well on a budget?