Caregiving and Stress

10. November 2016 Self Care 1
How To Manage The Stress Of Caregiving       Not surprising, but caregivers report much higher levels of stress than non-caregivers. It can be physically and emotionally draining caring for another adult. It can also be scary watching a loved one’s health or well-being decline.   If you add in the stress of being ...

Squeeze Self-Care Into Busy Days

02. November 2016 Self Care 0
A Caregiver’s Guide To Caring For Themselves       I have read, and written, so many articles about self-care for caregivers and while I still completely support the need for caregiver self-care, I also understand the reality of your life. Many of the articles I read have comments from actual caregivers discussing how difficult ...

Creating A Stress-Free Home

06. October 2016 Self Care 0
Make Self-Care And Calm A Natural Part of Your Home Environment       I recently read an article on the state of caregiving. The article stated that a large percentage of caregivers live with their caree. While there are definitely benefits to living with a caree, the negatives can sometimes outweigh the positives.   ...

The Power of No

08. September 2016 Self Care 0
Learning to Say No When You’re a People Pleaser         If you are a caregiver, it is likely you have a problem saying no. Just the fact that you selflessly decided to take on the epic task of caring for another person’s needs shows that you willingly take on tasks that go ...

Prevent Caregiver Burnout

07. September 2016 Self Care 2
How Caregivers Can Prevent Burning Out When The To Do List is Too Long       Caregiver burnout is a state of physical, emotional and mental exhaustion that may be accompanied by a change in attitude. Does this sound familiar? If it does, you need to reach out for help. Your loved ones would ...

Self-Care Apps for Caregivers

08. August 2016 Self Care 0
Roundup of apps to help caregivers care for themselves     Have you ever looked at the clock and realized its 4 p.m. and you haven’t had a sip of water or anything to eat? Sometimes, caregivers are so busy making sure others’ needs are being met that they totally forget about their own. I’ve ...

Top 5 Ways to Care for the Caregiver

Being a caregiver means a list of never-ending to dos. Between caring for others, running a household (or two) and general life activities, there isn’t much time left over to care for your own needs. While self-care and living a healthy, balanced life feel like an impossible goal, if you merely exist to survive the ...

Roundup of my Favorite Self-Care Tips

  Caregiving can be a wonderful journey, giving you precious extra time with your loved one. It can also be emotionally and physically demanding. Over that past few months, I’ve shared different self-care tips that are quick, cheap and easy to do. Today I’m rounding up my favorites in one place.   Find joy: What ...

Easy Self-Care at Home

    Caregivers don’t tend to have a lot of time to get away on a vacation or even to a spa day, so how can you work self-care into your life to preserve your well-being? I’ve rounded up 20 easy self-care activities you can do at home that take less than 20 minutes.   ...

Add Play into Your Caregiving Role

    Are you struggling with the frustration of always doing something for someone else and having a mile long to do list that leaves no time for fun? This can be a common frustration for caregivers, who are maintaining two households and are stretched between caring for an aging relative and their own family. ...