Hi, My name is Marlana and for the longest time I put self care on the back burner.
How many of you can say the same thing?
How many of you still do this?
I think most caregivers probably do.
Being a co-caregiver for my brother, I put his needs above my own. Until that lead to me being burnt out.
I never realized how important self care is. It is a necessity.
Unfortunately we do not live in a world where people will volunteer to help if you don't ask.
Make sure you take time for you to relax from the duties of caregiving.
It will lessen your stress to take a walk, go to the movies or do something else fun for a little while.
I know what you're thinking. That's selfish. I can't do that.
It's not selfish.
If you do not take time to do this, you will end up needing care.
Don't be like me.
Put yourself first.
It will make you a healthier and better caregiver.
I am a health coach. A health coach is a person who uses a mind, body & spirit approach to improves a person's health.