We see it all the time – caregivers putting all of their energy into helping others and not allotting the same time or energy to take care of themselves. In these challenging times, it’s more important than ever that you take care of yourself. Here are five simple tips for even the busiest of people:
- Meditate: Start your day off with a short 5 to 10-minute meditation, visualizing the things for which you’re most grateful. Morning meditation fills you with positive energy and helps kick-start your day.
- Work Out: A brisk 30-minute walk or workout at the gym stimulates your brain, improving your mood and energy and leaves you happier and more relaxed. Exercise can also help you fall asleep faster, providing that much deserved rest after a long day.
- Sleep: It is important to let your body and brain rest. By getting more sleep, you improve your decision-making, health and mood.
- Schedule Time for Yourself: The lack of time for yourself can cause you to build up resentments. By scheduling “me” time, you can help avoid health problems, irritability and negative emotions.
- Talk to Family and Friends: Those closest to you encourage you, motivate you, and celebrate YOU! Your relationships generally make you healthier, happier, and give you the ability to tackle those tough situations.
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