“A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures in the doctor’s book.”  Irish Proverb

The unexpected crises, frequent frustrations, feelings of loss of control, and day-to-day challenges can take a toll physically and mentally on caregivers.

Though you are caring for a loved one, you must also remember to care for yourself.  Make a practice of managing stress through meditation, regular exercise, good hygiene and eating well.  Take time to be creative and remember the things that make you personally feel good and fill your soul. Whether it’s a good book, a favorite food or watching a particular television show, your spirit and well-being cannot be forgotten, so take the time to fuel your tank.

After you’ve had time to care for yourself, you’ll find yourself more rejuvenated to return to your caregiving duties and more prepared to take on whatever new challenges come your way.

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