As a caregiver, even if you are fully busy with the caring tasks you don´t have to forget about taking care of yourself every day . Follow this tips and yo will be happierand a better caregiver for your loved one.
Asking and Accepting Help
If you are feeling overwhelmed with caregiving do not be afraid to ask other people for help. Have a list wrote out of stuff that you feel comfortable having other people take care of. This list may include stuff such as chores, errands, meals or even letting you get some time to yourself while they care for your loved one for an hour.
You need to take breaks
You should have some time to yourself daily. At least an hour a day away gives the caregiver time to relax for a few. Practice your own hobbies, interests or exercise will let your mind recuperate.
Take respite Care
Having respite care is a must for caregivers. As a caregiver you need a few hours off every day or every few days to take care of you. Don´t worry about leaving your loved one with someone else, make a detailed chart detailing the schedule of what needs to be done and if any medications are needed.
Learning about your loved ones condition and care can help relieve the stress of not knowing what is going to happen. Between doctors, books and online you should be able to find many resources explaining the situation going on and what to expect in the future.
Take care of your own health
Your health as a caregiver is very important to your happiness and your loved one’s well-being. avoid being stressed throughout the day. Make sure you exercise regularly, eat properly and relax with social life.
You are an special been by handle the responsibility of taking care of your loved one. When you reach one of your goals, dont hesitate to give yourself any kind of reward.