Please join the OK Now What? A Caregiver’s Guide to What Matters blog to celebrate ALL caregivers during National Family Caregivers’ Month. Caregivers are spouses, parents, siblings, children, relatives, friends and professional caregivers. A caregiver can be a person who lives alone and cares for themselves. This is your month to CELEBRATE YOU!!
Starting today we are dedicating this month to caregivers of every stripe with daily tips, support, humor and guidance to maintain your own wellbeing while caring for a loved one of any description. Look for tips from surprising resources. Please share this on your FB and LINKEDIN sites and help us honor those who provide care and support to those in need.
DAY 1 Journal
You’ve been working hard to take care of a loved one. Don’t forget to take care of yourself. As the days close in, begin to consciously nourish your body, mind and spirit. Start by journaling – even just a sentence or two – every day. Don’t make an inventory of the tasks you plan to (or feel you must) accomplish, but rather jot down your feelings about those tasks or about having them on your plate in the first place. Have fun with this. Write, draw or just doodle. If you can’t think of anything to write, write that down. (I don’t know what to write. I don’t know why I’m bothering. I feel alone in this…). Maybe come back to it later and see what comes up.
What matters most? Not what you write but that you take just a few moments for yourself to do it. It can free you in surprising ways.
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