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Today’s Caregiver magazine’s
Caregivers Emotional First Aid Kit
Smile, it’s not funny how often we
forget to do this simple act and how well it lifts our
Call someone who makes you feel
good, especially if you haven’t spoken with them in
a long time
Have a bite of something
sinfully delicious, while being conscious your own
dietary limitations. When was the last time you
treated yourself to a snack?
Take a bubble bath, once you
make sure that your loved one is safe and secure,
nothing expresses caregiver self-care better than a
leisurely bubble bath
Read, pick up that novel or
re-read that motivating poem. When was the last time
you turned off the television, turned down the phone
and read something nice? (P.S. this tip goes very
well with tip number 3.)
Get a massage. It’s like taking
a mini vacation. It will relax you and take care of
all the tension you build up every day.
Buy yourself some flowers. You
deserve it and the sight and smell of something
beautiful and fragrant will give you a reason to
smile (see number 1).
Take a walk at a pace that
allows you to feel the energy of the wind washing
Go shopping buy something “just
for you”, something that makes you feel special.
Go online. You can explore
different places, find new friends and learn new
things. Make the Internet your getaway even when you
can’t get out of the house.