It’s easy to feel guilty for not always putting your loved ones first, but caregivers, you do so much to help them! It is okay to take time for yourself. Whenever you start to feel guilty for putting your needs first, try to focus on how much you do for your loved ones each and every day! Here are a few ideas to inspire self-care habits that leave you feeling refreshed:
Make time for your interests and hobbies.
Even if it’s reading a new book for 15 minutes a day, make sure you are dedicating time to furthering your own interests.
Exercise has shown to increase moods, reduce stress, improve health and well-being. Even if it’s a brisk walk around the neighborhood, exercise is a vital part of self-care.
Reward yourself for all of the hard work you do! Even a little reward can go a long way. Go out for lunch, see a movie or get a latte! It’s alright to show yourself some love.
Today, we challenge you to take time for yourself! Even 15 minutes count, caregivers!