As a caregiver, you have a unique set of needs and great strengths that help you navigate your journey. Caregivers face a constantly evolving role that changes with the health and needs of your loved one. You may deal with false and/or real expectations and feel a roller coaster of emotions associated with them. Being a caregiver is a long journey, often with unforeseen and unique barriers. As such, self-care is essential to your health and well being as well as that of your loved one.
When most people think of self-care, they think of exercise and eating well. Those are two important topics, but the core of well being comes from how you feel about yourself, your life and your relationships.
A caregivers Companion: A caregivers guide to self care: