Become a Healthier You Series: Taking Care of Yourself

You now have your map in hand and you know exactly where you are going.  As you are traveling on your route, things will come that will trip you up, but you cannot and you must not allow those things to cause you to change directions or stop traveling.

Along your journey, you must look inside yourself and give yourself all the care that you need.  When starting out on a journey, you will oftentimes not even think about yourself.  You forget about the well-being of yourself because you are so focused on achieving the goals you have set.  You should always take time for yourself no matter what.

Taking Care of Yourself

Relax and spend quiet time with yourself.  You may find it difficult to have quiet time with yourself, but this is something that will help you stay focused on your goals.  Consider this your time for refueling and refreshing so that you can keep traveling toward your goal.

Accept yourself right where you are. You are unique and you should never compare your journey to someone else’s journey.  This will do nothing but slow you down and cause you to be harder on yourself and to possibly give up.  Never be too hard on yourself!

Give yourself the best. While you are traveling you may be compelled to settle for anything, but you can’t do that.  You are more than just anything, you are somebody, and you are you.  You must eat your best, do your best, and live your best.

Keep your mind active. Be willing to learn something new as often as you can.  If there is something you want to know, then go find the answer.  Never, ever stop learning.  Your brain needs a good work out too.

Love yourself. Give yourself permission to love you.  There is nothing wrong with loving the skin your in.

There are many ways you can take care of yourself as you journey to becoming a healthier you.  Don’t ever think that you are being selfish when it comes to taking care of yourself.  Hey, if you do not take care of yourself, then who will?

What are some ways that you are taking care of yourself?

Your health is your wealth!

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  1. You are most welcome Evelyn 🙂

  2. ES,
    Thanks for sharing the information!

  3. Olusola says:

    Hi Evelyn,
    Resting is a very importance thing the body needs in other to maintain good physical and mental wellbeing. All other points are also very important. Thanks for sharing.


  4. TrafficColeman says:

    Stress is something no one should endure because it hurts the body, always stay clam and don’t let you not getting enough comments on your blog stress you.

    “TrafficColeman “Signing Off”

    • Hi TC,

      Thanks for stopping by!

      I’m trying to not let the low comments get to me. I sometimes think that not getting a lot of comments is okay. Because you’re not sharing too much link juice with others. I’m not selfish in that department, but it does benefit your site.

      When I don’t get many comments, I find that more people are sharing the post. It use to bother me, but not anymore, because it is the search engine traffic that makes up the a lot of my traffic and that is a good feeling.

      I appreciate your encouragement and motivation! 😉

      Take care,


  5. Samuel says:

    Awesome post Evelyn!! Yeah, i agree with all your points most especially the #5….because at times i do feel like hitting myself with a rod!! 😀 thanks for sharing and keep up the good work.
    PS: been a long time chat with you 😀 so how you doing?? hope all is cool?. Am sure you will be missing me!!! lol haha have fun .

    • Hey Samuel,

      Thanks for stopping by!

      Gotta love yourself, if you don’t, then who will.

      I’m doing very well! Yeah, I’ve been missing you cracking me up. 🙂

      Take care,


  6. Zengirl says:


    I am enjoying this series as well these tips. I specially like the idea of spending time with yourself, we often do not do that. Sitting alone in peace can be huge help to mind, it always helps me calm down after busy day with kids.


  7. Dandy says:

    Hi Evelyn, I needed a reminder about self-love. Thanks! It’s hard for me to put myself on my list of priorities. I feel like I need to take care of everyone and everything before I can take care of myself. This leaves me exhausted and weary. I need a reminder that self-love is not selfish. It’s smart and healthy!!

    • Hi Dandy,
      That is our nature as women to take care of everyone, but as you have said, taking care of self is smart and healthy!

      Thanks for stopping by!

      Take care, always! 😉


  8. Patricia says:

    Hi Evelyn
    I think loving yourself and accepting who you are is so important. also taking time for yourself. So easy to give out to others and let the well run dry. Great post as always and thanks
    Patricia Perth Australia

  9. Sudeep says:

    Hey this is so truly said that we need to accept where we are all the time… I think so some times this is a major reason for stress some times in many individuals.

    • Hi Sudeep,
      I totally agree!

      Many compare themselves to others and are simply not happy and content with self. Which ultimately, like you have said, leads to stress.

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

      Take care,


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