5 Easy Ways To Take Care Of Yourself

The older you get, the more important it becomes to take care of yourself. 

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The pressure of living in a society where there are way too many factors that affect our well-being. In the social media age, it’s very easy to get caught up in a lot of nonsense that can be harmful to not only your mental health, but your physical health too. Now, more than ever, learning how to take care of yourself is extremely important. And it might be easier than you think.

Put the phone down

Again, social media can be a blessing and a curse. A digital detox is unbelievably important to take care of yourself, in today’s world. Even if you’re not a blogger, YouTuber or Instagram star, you’re more than likely on your phone a decent portion of the day. Putting down your phone for a couple of hours won’t hurt you. Want to hear something mind-blowing? The world doesn’t end if you’re not on your phone 24/7. This is probably the hardest lesson for me when it comes to learning how to take care of myself. I almost feel like I have anxiety (a tad dramatic) when I haven’t been on my phone or haven’t posted anything on my social media. Lately, I realized that I’m still going to get likes on Instagram, reply backs on Twitter, or shares on Facebook even if I don’t post for a few days.

“Me” time is a good thing

I’d like to think that I’m a social butterfly. I love going out and doing things with my friends. Being out and about is so fun for me. But “me” time is becoming more and more important. I love going to get my hair blown out or get my nails done by myself. I also love going shopping alone. And I definitely love laying in bed with a book, a good movie, or my favorite trashy TV show. It’s never a bad thing to give your body and mind some alone time and just hang out with yourself. You might even surprise yourself and realize you’re a pretty cool person 😉

Be thankful

There’s no sense in going through life being miserable and bitter. When you wake up every single day, you should be thankful. Everyone has something to be thankful for. Even if you’re at a low point in your life, there is always something that you could be thankful for. I know I have a million reasons to be thankful: my job, family, friends, Matt, health, success. I don’t take any of these people or things for granted. Without these people or things, I simply wouldn’t be me. So that in itself if 100% reason to be unbelievably thankful. And just look at it this way: It’s not what you’re thankful for, it’s just the act of being thankful to begin with that matters.

All about the company

Yeah, I know I just said “me” time is important, but surrounding yourself with good people is also insanely important. Don’t you think? As I get older, I’ve learned how to separate myself from toxic people and relationships. Instead of putting all of my effort into relationships with people who aren’t good for me, I focus on those who I truly care about…and care about me in return. Being around people who are truly supposed to be in your life does wonders for your mental health. Oh, and a good belly laugh every once in a while does the body good;)

Do the things that make you feel good

You’re 100% in control of your own life. You deserve to do things that make you happy. If you want to start a blog, go for it. If you’re unhappy in your career, do something about it. Is there a bag you’ve been eyeing for months? Save up and treat yo’self. Love going to the gym? More power to ya. At the end of the day, your happiness is in your own hands. You shouldn’t let others define your happiness. EVER. Bryn actually wrote an amazing post last week about making yourself a priority – check it out here!

It’s so important to take care of yourself. I don’t know if I can stress that enough. Whether you’re taking big or baby steps to improve your mental/physical health, it’s important that we open the conversation up. We all should be willing to talk about how to take care of yourself, especially if you could help someone along the way! What are some of your favorite ways to take care of yourself?



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  1. 8.7.17

    Completely agree! I’m trying to make sure I’m taking care of myself and I admit putting the phone down can be a challenge sometimes! But I always feel better after a social media detox! Thanks for the shoutout Dana! Hope you have a great Monday! xo Bryn http://www.waketonroad.com

  2. 8.7.17

    Love all of these! I feel like with everything going on in life it’s so hard to make yourself do these things, but so worth it!

    xx Caroline

  3. 8.7.17

    Love all of these lady! And couldn’t agree more. I’m learning more and more about the “All About The Company” and have finally started to separate myself from those toxic people/relationships. So much happier!

    xo Laura Leigh

  4. 8.7.17
    Kendal said:

    These are all great tips! I definitely try to practice some more self-care and “me” time.

    Kendal // Life With Kendal

  5. 8.7.17
    rebecca piersol said:

    This post is SO spot on! Love it, girl!

    xx Rebecca

  6. 8.7.17
    Kasia Jaworski said:

    Such a great post! I agree, the older you get, the more self-care becomes important. These are awesome easy tips to take care of yourself. Thanks for sharing!

    Kasia | ampersandblog.net

  7. 8.7.17
    Jenn Lake said:

    Love! Perfect post to start out a new week! Happy Monday!

  8. 8.7.17
    Natali said:

    Good quality me time and being grateful are def. great acts of self love. Your outfit is so cute and chic, perfect for Summer!


  9. 8.7.17
    The Adored Life said:

    Omg I have banned myself from using my phone as much on the weekend and also, not having it out while eating meals or with other people! It’s so rude, like sorry, gotta respond to this more interesting conversation right when I am talking to you!

    Love you and this wisdom! Totally the right way to start the weekend off!

    The Adored Life

  10. 8.7.17
    Masha Berman said:

    Thanks for this! We all need to be reminded of self care and you make some great points.

    White Silk, Black Leather

  11. 8.7.17

    Love this post + such true and important points!

    x Diana // Pearl Girl

  12. 8.8.17

    Loving the new content lately, Dana! I especially like and agree with your last point. It’s so simple but people struggle with that one a lot, I think! Luckily for me, I am 100% for doing the things that make me feel good (if it doesn’t hurt others). Also, your statement “There’s no sense in going through life being miserable and bitter.” is so true but I don’t understand why there are still so many miserable/bitter people in this world!

    Hoping you have a fabulous week!


  13. 8.8.17

    Love the outfit! The sunnies and bandana are so cute! I definitely agree that self care is so important and should never be overlooked. Gratitude makes all the difference!

    Mia | http://www.verymuchmia.com