In caring for your family member or friend, have you remembered to take the time to care for yourself? If the answer is no, you are not alone.
In times of crisis or stress, we prioritize the things that must get done over things that can be put off until a later date. Unfortunately, we tend to underestimate the value of self-care, putting off our own doctor’s appointments, eating unhealthy food on the go, and not giving ourselves time to rest. In order to continue to care for a loved one, we need to remain healthy. Self-care needs to be considered a priority.
Here’s the good news. Self-care doesn’t have to take a long time. You could try going for a short walk outside to get some sun and fresh air, taking a twenty minute nap, or even calling a friend just to chat for a few minutes. Even small things like these can allow your body to rest, lower your stress level and help clear your mind.
We understand how difficult it can be to find time for self-healing when you just want to be at your loved one’s bedside. The Family Care Center is available to you, to help you in this endeavor. Please take a few moments for yourself, stop by for a cup of coffee or join in on one of our many programs.