Fact: Caregiving duties leave you exhausted, stressed, and depleted of energy.
Myth: You can push through the stress and be okay.
Reality: If you don’t take care of yourself, you end up needing someone to take care of you.
In your busy life, I know you don’t want to add another thing to do on your list. Your time is stretched as it is. The question I ask is can you continue to ignore the stress and your own well-being for lack of time? And, is living a longer life filled with a reasonable amount of peace reason enough to finally pay attention to your needs?
- Self-Care is important to reduce the stress you experience as a caregiver.
- Self-Care is optimizing your total being for energy, clarity of mind, health, peace, and balance.
- Self-Care, in my definition, is a form of preventative medicine that many do ineffectively for lack of knowledge.
- Lack of Self-Care increases the effects of stress which invites various imbalances and dis-eases into the body due to the signals being ignored by you.