The demands of caregiving can be overwhelming, and while finding time to rest, relax, and recharge can be difficult, it’s a necessity to avoid burnout. This holiday season, help the caregiver in your life take care of herself with these gift ideas.
Meditation is often recommended to caregivers to help them focus, calm, and restore the mind, body and spirit. But how does one meditate? This book helps beginners learn the basics.
Desktop Zen Garden
Maintaining a personal zen garden is a great way to help caregivers find their inner piece. There are several desktop versions available to purchase online, ranging from a simple arrangement for less than $20 to an extravagant display that can run into the several hundreds.
Health club Membership
Exercise can help reduce stress, increase energy, improve health and make your loved one a better caregiver.
Caring for the Caregiver Audiobook
Author Roy Harris shares his insights on caregiving from the standpoint of a pastor and a faithful husband who stood by his wife of 33 years as the two navigated the uncharted waters of breast cancer, ultimately resulting in her death. The book provides special insight with helpful Caregiver Principles at the end of each chapter.
Time is usually a limited commodity for caregivers, so a day at a luxury spa may not be in the cards. But there are a number of home spa products that can allow your time-stretched caregiver to pamper herself.
Studies show that journaling has a positive impact on both mental and physical well-being. Researchers at the University of Texas-Austin found that regular journaling strengthens immune cells, and other research indicates that the practice relieves stress by helping the writer come to terms with stressful events, thus reducing the impact of these stressors on your physical and mental health.
Favorite CD or music download
Music has been used for hundreds of years to treat illnesses and restore harmony between mind and body. Studies show that listening to music before bedtime promotes peace and relaxation and helps one sleep better, and singing along to music can be a great release of tension.