Get active! When you move and exercise, it releases those “feel good” endorphins into your body. Try running, biking, dancing, or yoga.
Call up friends to chat, meet someone for coffee or a meal, or reconnect with someone you haven’t seen in a long time. Join some clubs like a book club, or sign up for a gym class. Spend time with the people you love.
Have a good support system. Join a support group of have some close friends that you can talk to when you are feeling down or stressed. Talk and express yourself as much as possible.
Take time for yourself. Go get a massage, get a pedicure, watch a movie, travel, garden —do things that make you happy. Take time for yourself if you are stressed. Don’t be afraid to ask for a break if you need it!
Do something nice for someone. The act of doing something for someone else, giving back, or volunteering helps with your positive well-being.
Reduce alcohol and avoid narcotic drugs.
Don’t rush things. Take it easy. Some things can wait. For the things that cannot wait, see if someone will help you.
Healthy nutrition: eat balanced, nutritious meals.
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Get enough sleep! Rest helps you refresh, heal, and restore.
Choose to look on the positive side of any situation. Smile — it’ll make you feel better.
Identify and be aware of what is triggering your stress levels and try to avoid them. Protect your emotional well-being.
Take up a new hobby or skill. Learning a new skill helps you stay focused and positive because you’re learning something new and exciting.
You might not think it, but your mental health is just as important to your overall wellness as your physical health. In fact, your mental health can have a big impact on how well your body feels. As a caregiver, maintaining your mental health is one of the most important things you can do for yourself.
Health care partnering is essential to successful home care. As a caregiver, you are an important part of the health care team. It’s a big job – 80 percent of patient care is given by informal or family caregivers in the community so you are the eyes, ears, and hands for health care professionals.
Shaving facial hair can help the person you care for feel clean and well-groomed. It also might help raise self-esteem by connecting the person to a daily routine. These 7 tips will help you with shaving others.