Personal Development

30 Ways to Take Better Care of Yourself in your 30s

posted on August 29, 2018 | by Chelsea Becker

30 Ways to Take Better Care of Yourself in your 30s

One of the things I’ve enjoyed most about my thirties is the shift in prioritizing myself. I might not have as much time and more responsibilities, but I’ve learned to spend my free time in a more impactful way. This means looking after my health and wellness, releasing toxic friendships, and learning to actually love myself. Bottom line, caring for myself is a priority!

Whether you feel like you take good care of yourself in this decade or aren’t there yet, I hope this list serves as some sort of inspiration.

  1. Say ‘no’ to something every single day aka do less!
  2. Turn your phone on Airplane Mode an hour before bed.
  3. Remove unrealistic expectations of other people and yourself.
  4. Apply SPF every. single. day. (Don’t forget that neck and your hands!)
  5. Prioritize sleep – even if that means skipping that episode of Real Housewives.
  6. Try to get veggies at every meal (here’s how!).
  7. Drink a big ass glass of water when you wake up, and one before bed.
  8. Give yourself grace every single day. This means forgiving yourself for not hitting everything on your to-do list or not making that workout class.
  9. Floss! I started setting my floss underneath my toothpaste to finally form a habit.
  10. Care less about what other people think.
  11. Have ‘you time’ every day – find a way, even if it’s 10 minutes.
  12. Unfollow people who make you feel bad about yourself. On social media and in real life. (Here’s a little inspo on who I like to follow.)
  13. Stop after that second drink. Your hangover will thank you.
  14. Quit gossiping and jump off the negativity energy train.
  15. Limit processed foods. See if you can go more days than not without it.
  16. Incorporate weight training to maintain muscle mass that we naturally lose as we age.
  17. Drink hot lemon water before your coffee for better digestion and as a natural energy boost.
  18. Learn 5-10 simple, healthy meals, and rotate them for ease.
  19. Tell yourself three things you like about yourself before getting out of bed and work on replacing negative thoughts with positive ones (this will help!)
  20. Eat breakfast – and one that keeps you energized and full. For me, that’s a mix of protein, healthy fats, and healthy carbs.
  21. Stop apologizing for things you’re not actually sorry for.
  22. Stretch!
  23. Plan something you’re looking forward to every week.
  24. Do your best to have a weekend day with no plans – chores included!
  25. See your doctor and dentist at least once a year.
  26. Stop comparing your life to others’.
  27. Let your phone die.
  28. Volunteer, and make it a regular thing.
  29. Move your body a few times a week, if not more.
  30. HAVE FUN!

Please do me a favor and let me know how you take care of yourself in this thirties!