Being a caregiver is often an around-the-clock job that demands a lot of energy, patience, and devotion. Remember to take the time to give yourself rest and relaxation.
Our best rule of thumb is preached before every plane takes off, “Assist yourself before assisting others.” If you don’t take care of your own body, you won’t be able to take care of others’.
Try our top three tips for disconnecting and relaxing:
1. Go on a walk somewhere new.
Going to new places is always a great way to stretch your senses and try something different because a new place requires you to focus solely on your new environment.
Take a walk in a new place and soak up the fresh air and new location.
2. Turn off your phone at a certain time every day.
Get into a habit of turning off your phone at the same time every day so you can set a tone of unwinding and relaxing without screen time. Use this scheduling tactic to help you connect in the moment with people you’re with.
3. Go to a coffee shop or quiet bookstore once a month on your own.
Stepping outside your environment helps you to relax without having all the normal distractions of home. Find a place near your home that offers a quiet, soothing atmosphere for you to relax with a book or a magazine. Make it your retreat every other week or once a month and commit to going.
We believe in settling down and taking stock in quiet time. How do you take care of yourself and disconnect?