As a caregiver it’s important to set an intention for yourself every day. What are you going to do for yourself today? Whether that’s taking time for a hobby or meditation. Anything that you can do for yourself will help you to be a healthy caregiver.
Remember that asking for help is not a sign of weakness; it’s a sign of strength and courage. We all need some help with our care giving roles. And even in those most difficult care giving days, remember that when your care receiver lashes out at you, it’s the disease that’s talking, not your loved one.
It’s an honor to be a caregiver. Being entrusted with the health and well being of another human being is one of the greatest honors that can be bestowed on us. But in order to be a healthy caregiver, we have to be mindful that we have to take care of ourselves too. Who’s going to take care of our loved one if we’re not taking care of ourselves?
Always take time for yourself. If you can’t take care of yourself, who’s going to take care of your loved one? Be mindful that in any care giving situation we have the ability to reach out for help, reach out for assistance because we can’t do it all on our own.