Let’s face it, in a world where we are always on the go – more often than not, we forget to take care of ourselves. So many of us have a plethora of responsibilities in life that we just don’t take the time, and things like taking a bath or brushing your hair (as well as so many other priorities in life) tend to take a back seat. Today, I’m going to talk to you about the importance of self care and how it is essential for your life, health and over all well-being.
5 Easy Steps to Feeling Your Best

1.) Nourish your body from the inside out. This may sound like an easy one – but do you really get the daily suggested amount of water each day? Are you getting the proper amount of fruits and vegetables in your diet? Are you even eating? I am terrible at this because I tend to truly disregard food on a whole when I’m busy… and sometimes my breakfast is skipped, so is lunch and then I find that I’m starving at dinner. Thankfully, I always carry a water bottle with me and I drink water consistently through the day to keep my body hydrated and nourished. But, don’t follow what I do – nutrition is an important part of feeling great – so not only do you need water, you need food too! Also, don’t forget – a good exercise routine or keeping active goes a long way in nourishing your body too.

2.) Moisturize your body and don’t forget the sunscreen. This may seem like something trivial, but I talk to many people that say they do not use moisturizer or sunscreen and it is essential in keeping your skin healthy. Knowing you are protecting yourself from the elements, aging and all kinds of skin issues is key and important. A great moisturizer for the body or the face works wonders in not only hydrating your skin, but also makes your skin feel silky smooth. When your skin looks great and feels great – you feel your best too! 5 Easy Steps to Feeling Your Best - Benefits to Self Care http://honeygirlsworld.com

3.) Feminine hygiene is not only about cleanliness, but also about keeping you feeling fresh.  Let’s be honest here for a moment… this is a topic not highly discussed or even talked about in secret.  But as busy women, there are times when we are just not in tip-top shape.  Between working out and exercise, running around for others and ourselves, intercourse and our monthly friend (the dreaded menstrual period), I’m sure that every woman experiences days when they could use a little help feeling fresh.  Monistat® now offers products beyond yeast infection treatment with their Complete Care™ line.  No matter how clean we keep ourselves, sometimes some may experience feminine odor and the Stay Fresh Gel from Monistat® Complete Care™ eliminates feminine odor to restore feminine freshness for 3 days with just one application.  It helps to maintain vaginal pH and is fragrance-free and paraben-free.  Stay Fresh Gel from Monistat® Complete Care™ is a great solution for those times when we are just not feeling clean or fresh.  Like I said before – it is the “hush hush” kind of topic, but since we all know I like to keep it real – let me just say this: If we are not feeling fresh or clean whether on the outside or down you-know-where, then we don’t feel our best! Try it for yourself – get a coupon to try Monistat® products here.

4.) Pamper yourself! It’s okay to take that 30-minute bath with bubbles and a glass of vino. It’s also okay to spend those 30 minutes to get yourself a manicure or a DIY at-home mani and pedi. Pampering yourself isn’t all about beauty either so if you are not into the nails or makeup – pamper yourself by picking up a new little black dress (LBD) or a new outfit for summer. Just a little time to treat yourself makes a huge difference in how you feel and it will not only help in feeling your best – but looking your best.

5.) When you look in the mirror – say to yourself that YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL. Let’s face it, in this day and age, social media, Internet, magazines and everything else can kind of put anyone in a slump. It’s difficult to feel your best when so many things around you either bring you down or make you feel like you are less than others. Know that you are beautiful – feel it, believe it – SAY IT OUT LOUD! It’s easy to forget how important we are in society and it’s the little things that make it all worthwhile. If no one has told you that you are beautiful today, I’m telling you… “You are!”

I could have used this post to take the time to tell you that feeling your best is only achieved with a healthy diet, lots of exercise, and all the other things that are stressed so highly and so often, but I’m not other people – I’m me and these are some of the things that keep me together. Taking great care of ourselves is a benefit all its own and while self-care may be a bit on the self-indulgent side, it really is not because without caring for ourselves, how are we then able to care for others when we don’t feel like we are on top of our game. When we feel great our lives are happy, if even in that moment, and we have a sense of calm and relaxation that everyone should experience. I hope this post helped to give you a little assistance in feeling your best and that you can utilize some of the things I outlined here.

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Beauty, Fashion and Lifestyle Blogger. Mother of 3 and proud Wife. I love Food, whether it be eating it or cooking it and love to learn about new types of food from different cultures. I love making YouTube videos and meeting new friends and I have had a passion and love for photography since I was a little girl.

163 Comments

  1. Allison @neversaydiebeauty Reply

    Yes, we should do all those things! And I didn’t know that Monistat was branching out!

  2. Great tips! My favorite way to get lots of fruits and veggies (without having to stuff my face with spinach) is to make AM smoothies. It’s a quick breakfast on the go! 🙂

  3. FabZilla_Kath Reply

    Double emphasize on feminine hygiene. I’ll make it triple. It’s really that important.

  4. I take control and care of my body by exercising every day, eating healthy meals filled with fruits and veggies and getting plenty of sleep. yarbr012 at gmail dot com

  5. Bailey_AlltheWords Reply

    What a great post! These are definitely tips that every woman should keep in mind. Number five can be tricky.

  6. I take control by eating healthy and taking vitamins
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  8. Julie Wood Reply

    I take control and care of my body by making sure to eat a healthy diet, exercise every day, drink plenty of water, and I do yoga which really helps me stay balanced!
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  10. steve weber Reply

    I take care of my body by getting lots of sleep and watching what I eat.

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  12. Drinking lots of water is so important! I’ve noticed a positive change in my body by drinking lots of it.

  13. I just turned 30, and I’m suddenly finding wrinkles and achy joints. So I’m trying to take better care with good face cream and keeping my feet up at night.

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  14. Lisa Brown Reply

    I take care of myself by eating well, lots of walking and water.

  15. Being conscientious about my overall health, including my dietary intake
    and getting enough sleep and exercise, is how I take care of myself.

  16. Courtney Bella Reply

    we drink lots of water, take vitamins and get our yearly checkups at the doctor!!!!!!!!

  17. jalapenomama Reply

    I take good care of my body by eating less processed foods and getting regular exercise.
    thank you

  18. R Misenheimer Reply

    I enjoy a long soak in lavender epsom salt. Epsom salt soaks create a process called reverse osmosis. This process pulls salt and harmful toxins out of the body and allows the healthy magnesium and sulfates to enter into the body.

  19. I take control and care of my body by eating healthy and exercising daily.

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  20. I try to exercise while watching TV shows or movies, rather than sitting there.

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  21. onefrugalgirl Reply

    I try to get a little fresh air and sunshine every day. Whether it’s sitting in the swing with my baby or walking to the playground with my three year old. I try to get outside and move my body at the same time.

  22. I love being able to exercise. That just makes me feel great all over.

  23. exercising and trying to eat healthy

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  24. Susan Smith Reply

    I take control and care of my body by drinking a lot of water, eating a healthy diet and walking a lot.
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  25. Ray Ray Cartucci Reply

    I take control and care of your body with a healthy diet,fun exercise like dancing and just being a happy person helps keep me healthy.

  26. I take a daily multivitamin, get plenty of rest and read to relax.

  27. melindajoy Reply

    We try to reserve wknds for family time, and work only on week days. Not bringing work home, helps us stay balanced

  28. Wild Orchid Reply

    I take control by maintaining a regular exercise routine.

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  30. rebeccagraham Reply

    I take control by eating a healthy diet and working out.

  31. I take control by maintaining a healthy diet and regular exercise.

  32. margaretsmith Reply

    I try to drink lots of water and eat fruit and veggies often. Thanks so much.
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  33. Sandy Klocinski Reply

    I reduced my intake of soft drinks, juices, and sports drinks that are full of sugar, and opt for water, milk and healthier options instead.

  34. I exercise every day and eat lots of fruits and vegetables. I also try to get enough sleep.

  35. I try to take time out during the day to go for a walk – helps with stress and gets me some exercise!
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  36. Stephanie V. Reply

    drink water, eat organic and healthy!
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  37. I take control by taking care to eat well and get plenty of sleep.

  38. Brittney House Reply

    I love to keep active by working out. It gives me energy and makes me feel better.

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  40. I started a low carb diet in January and have since shrunk 5 pants sizes!

  41. i take care of myself by walking every day and drinking a ton of water

  42. msrodeobrat Reply

    I take control by working out at least 3 days a week!
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  43. I take control by making sure I get some me time and also exercising.

  44. lazybones344 Reply

    I try to eat lots of vegetables.
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  45. great tips and thanks for sharing. I take care of my body by eating healthy and getting enough sleep everyday.

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  46. sazzyfrazz Reply

    I take control and take care of my body by making sure I take my vitamins, drink lots of water and eat plenty of fruits and vegetables.
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  47. I keep up with dr appts and getting myself checked out!

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  48. I have been buying organic food lately to take better care of myeslf.

  49. I take control by trying t listen to my body and give it what it needs. I get fresh air and vitamins every day.
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  50. I am trying to eat healthier and exercise
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  51. maria cantu Reply

    By taking shower every day and exercising.
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  52. Karen Drake Reply

    I take care of myself by walking two miles a day and drinking lots of water.

  53. Cody Anderson Reply

    I take control and care of my body by eating well, exercising and getting plenty of rest.

  54. Sometimes I have to turn off my phone to take care of the mental part of my body and give my mind a rest from the texts, message and calls. Rosanne

  55. Christina Sparks Reply

    I took control of my body by stop drinking soda and replacing it with water.

  56. Angela N Winesburg Reply

    I take control and care of my body by drinking a lot of water and going to the gym at least three times a week!

  57. Samantha Daleo Reply

    I try to take control by drinking water all day, I stopped all sodas and I try to walk at least one mile, 5 days a week.

  58. I am careful to use a moisturizer with sunscreen and exercise daily.

  59. I take care of myself by drinking water (neither alcohol nor soda), eating fresh vegetables everyday and avoiding sun.
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  60. jackieburns Reply

    I take control and care for my body by drinking water, eating healthy, exercising, and working w/ a wholistic practitioner to avoid traditional medical care.

  61. Lisa Voyce Reply

    I try to eat right, exercise, drink plenty of water, taken cranberry supplements and other vitamins such as iron which target more of a woman’s needs.

  62. I take control by getting lots of exercise, eat fresh vegetables and drink lots of water!

  63. Lisa Pecora Reply

    I try to eat healthy, drink lots of water, and exercise.

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  64. I drink lots of water, take vitamins, walk when I can and try to eat healthy. Thanks for the giveaway!

  65. Stephanie Larison Reply

    I take control and take care of myself by drinking only water. I cut out sodas at the beginning of the year, and I feel great!

  66. Betty Curran Reply

    I take care of my body by staying hydrated, eating a balanced diet and regular exercise

  67. susansmoaks Reply

    I exercise and eat healthy to take control and care for my body. I love to feel energetic and healthy!

  68. AngelaLilly Reply

    I eat 90% organic/natural/non-gmo foods only and strictly vegetarian diet.

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  69. Jerry Marquardt Reply

    I keep control and care for my body by taking vitamins.

  70. Seyma Shabbir Reply

    I take care by not smoking, not drinking alcohol and watching my sugar level. I restrict eating out.

  71. tinareynolds Reply

    I keep actie during the day getting at least 30 mins of exercise

  72. I drink plenty of water and walk daily

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  73. Laurie Emerson Reply

    I take control and care of my body by taking vitamins every day.

  74. Claudia C. Davis Reply

    I take control of my body and my health by ensuring I get a lot of sleep every night.

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