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    No.147: The Importance of Caring for Yourself

    In today’s busy world filled with packed schedules and endless responsibilities, it feels impossible to carve out time for ourselves. However, caring for yourself isn’t something you can just push to the side because you feel overwhelmed. It’s especially important if you’re dealing with health issues or recovering from surgery. In order to take care of everything else going on in your life, you first need to take care of yourself. Learn more about the importance of self-care and get tips for how to do it.

    Pamper and Love Yourself

    Most people will gush about their loved ones, including their partners, children and best friends. They’d do anything to help them, and they wouldn’t stand for anyone speaking negatively about those loved ones. In order to truly tackle self-care, you need to apply those same rules to yourself. If you find yourself struggling, think about what you need and prioritize it. If you find yourself engaging in negative self-talk, think about what you’d say to a friend saying the same things about herself. You deserve to be treated with as much love and care as you give to others. That’s why it’s so important to pamper and love yourself, especially when going through tough times.

    Self-Care Tips

    Caring for yourself may be easier than you think. You can’t just slip away for a spa day whenever you need some “me time,” but there are so many little things you can do to treat yourself well, including:

    • Get enough rest and drink plenty of water.
    • Go for a leisurely walk or bike ride.
    • Make your favorite comfort food recipe.
    • Treat yourself to cozy loungewear and comfortable bras.
    • Listen to calming music.
    • Read a new book or watch a favorite TV show.
    • Try meditation or yoga.
    • Take a break from email and social media for a day.

    Small efforts to care for yourself add up over time. You are worth prioritizing, so make sure you practice self-care regularly. And always remember, with AnaOno, you are never alone.

    Dana Donofree

    Dana Donofree

    Founder and CEO of AnaOno. After a diagnosis of breast cancer in her late 20’s, Dana took her own lived experience and fashion design background and (re)designed intimates for those that have undergone breast surgery. Dana’s story has been published around the world in outlets like New York Times, BBC, Huffington Post, The Today Show, and more.