Being a caregiver can be demanding, yet incredibly rewarding. Making sure that your loved one receives the very best attention and care is important but taking care of yourself and making sure you’re rested is just as important. Ensuring that you as a carer get a break to rest and take some time for yourself is crucial in maintaining your own health as well as that of your loved one.

Life pulls us all in several different directions at once. It’s hard for us to fit everything we need and want into our weekly schedule; work, bills, socialising, seeing family, there often isn’t enough time in the day to get everything done. Fitting some valuable “me” time into a busy schedule can often seem like an impossible thing to do but stepping away from work or stress for a short time is incredibly important for keeping you at your best.

As a caregiver, allowing yourself some rest can bring so many benefits to both you and your loved one. Here are some small but effective tips that we recommend:

  1. Taking regular breaks: In doing this, it will benefit your health, both physically and mentally, allowing you to perform at your peak when looking after your loved one.
  2. Schedule “me” time into your diary: Ensuring that you have some time to yourself can allow you to focus on you and your family, to minimise emotional stress and increase happiness.

All of our services are designed with the understanding that as a career, you will have different requirements, responsibilities and a different timetable to other caregivers, meaning that our services are flexible and designed to support you whatever your situation. Our experience has taught the importance of looking after “you” so give us a call to discuss taking back that “me” time we know you deserve, 1800 YOUR LIFE (958 754)

References
https://hellocaremail.com.au/caring-for-my-husband-ended-our-marriage-but-im-still-his-carer/
https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/stress-management/in-depth/caregiver-stress/art-20044784
https://probonoaustralia.com.au/news/2020/02/improving-the-wellbeing-of-australias-carers/
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