Being a caregiver for a loved one can be overwhelming and exhausting. It is a long and arduous journey that often has no foreseeable end. Caregivers are pulled in many directions and expected to juggle many things at once. This often results in the caregiver putting his or her own needs aside which is both unhealthy for the caregiver and their loved one. Below are some easy yet valuable ways that caregivers can take care of themselves. These simple measures can help keep a caregiver healthier and happier and ensure that the individual is better prepared for the care giving journey ahead.