Make Self-Care a Caregiving Priority

13. January 2017 Self Care 0
Make Self-Care a Caregiving Priority
Put Yourself at the Top of your Caregiving To Do List   I know, I know. Your caregiver to do list is already really long and there is no time to care for yourself. You already care for the needs of your caree and your own family. How can you possibly fit self-care into your ...

Small Ways to Care for the Caregiver

21. November 2016 Self Care 0
How to Practice Health Self-Care With Minimal Effort       Caring for others can be detrimental to your health. As you manage the needs of others, caregivers tend to drop the ball on their own needs. There are only 24 hours in the day and at least 8 of those hours are spent sleeping. ...

Giving Thanks to Caregivers

16. November 2016 Self Care 0
Caregivers Need to Hear Thank You       I know you didn’t jump into caregiving for the accolades. You see your aging parents need help and rolled up your sleeves and just do what needs to be done. That’s the type of person you are. You jump in without giving thought to the emotional ...

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 ...