Self care is happening. My resevoirs are depleted and someyhing needs to change.
So, I have committed myself to 10 minute morning yoga and/ or meditation every morning for the rest of this month. This really should be manageable every day. (Ot at least as close as possible to that!)
I am hoping of course to turn this into a more regular habit. But making a long term commitment feels daunting so I am starting here.
Let’s go self care!
May 18, 2014 at 5:27 am
You hit the nail on the head here, way to go! Self-care is so often overlooked in caregivers, and many feel guilty for taking a bit of time for themselves. BUT DO IT!
As dementia care professionals, we like to remind caregivers to “get help early and get help often,” because you as a caregiver only have a finite amount of energy to give to the health and well-being of another person, and this can be at the cost of your own health and well-being. How did your month of self-care go? Is it becoming one of your long-term healthy habits? Even though only online, I support you all the way!!