Are you starting to get grumpy? Are your lips pursed? Is your fuse getting shorter and shorter as you read this sentence? Then pause and take a deep breath.
Caregiving is hard.
You need a break.
And that’s okay.
Taking good care of yourself is just as important as taking good care of your loved ones (or patients, if you work in a healthcare environment). Don’t you notice that when you’re feeling your best physically, mentally, and emotionally, you give the best care as well? It’s because you had fuel on all of those levels, and you had the energy to help others and do it more effectively and compassionately. So, what do you do when your car runs out of fuel? You fill up the tank!
Make your well-being a priority.
Find something to do that refuels you.
And speak kindly to yourself.
When you get back into caregiver mode, you’ll feel more refreshed, more patient, and more like yourself. And you know what? You’re an outstanding individual.
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