11 Self-Care Tips and Resources for Caregivers

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For caregivers, taking the time to do things that improve your physical and mental health is an important part of self-care.
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"Caregiving for someone you love as they enter their last phase of life is often characterized by contrasts. Gratitude for the time you have together and grief for the time you won"t. A profound feeling of purpose and resentment that it requires so much of you. Anxious about all that you can"t control and at peace with the inevitable.What is Self-Care and Why is it Important?According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), self-care means taking the time to do things that improve both your physical and mental health and help you live well.You"ve likely heard of the phrase, "You can"t pour from an empty cup." The principle behind self-care is that taking care of your own physical and emotional health is critical to your ability to care for others. Putting your own needs first may feel selfish or counterintuitive, but it can help you manage stress, lower your risk of illness and increase your stamina. All of these keep you healthier so that you are better able to meet the challenges of caregiving.How Do I Practice Self-Care?Self-care doesn"t look the same for everyone, but it"s important to recognize that self-care is different than self-indulgence. Everyone deserves a sweet treat or a massage every now and then. But self-care is about creating habits and practices that improve your long-term health."

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