Touching Hearts at Home is pleased to welcome Carlye Wilson as our new Administrative Assistant!
Four Ways to Start Your Day Right as a Caregiver
When your day starts off on the wrong foot, you might feel as if that follows you all day long. But the same is true when your day starts out just right, too. Making an effort to start every day as close to perfectly as you can gives you a chance for a great day, every day.
Be Sure to Do Something Just for You
It’s really difficult to find time throughout the day to make time for you as a caregiver. So if you check that off your list right after your day starts, that’s going to give you a head start. This is especially helpful if what you want to do is similar to meditating or writing in your journal. Often right after you get up, you’ve got a few minutes to do something little that helps you to center yourself and feel like you’ve got the rest of the day by the tail.
Don’t Forget Breakfast
When you start out your day by eating something healthy for breakfast, you’re giving your body what it needs to go out there and keep running. It might even help if you put together something for breakfast the night before and then either leave it in the refrigerator or on the kitchen counter. Make eating first thing in the morning as easy as you can so that you’ll do it.
Moving More Really Does Help
Exercise gets talked about a lot, but that happens because it really does help. Exercise releases endorphins and other chemicals into your body that help your mood and that help you to think better. Both are situations that caregivers often wish they had more help with overall. A quick walk or even just a few stretches can be enough to help you to get some great benefits.
Find Ways to Hand Over Some Tasks to Other People
Look over your schedule and decide what you can hand over to someone else besides you. This is a perfect time to make sure that you’re not overloading yourself. Consider hiring senior care providers and determine what tasks are ones that you can let them take over for your senior. You might be surprised at how much they can help her and by extension, you.
Looking for simple ways to help your day to start out right gives you an opportunity to explore what you need and what helps you the most. Keep an open mind and try a variety of options.
If you or an aging loved-one are considering Home Care Services in Franklin TN, please contact the caring staff at Touching Hearts at Home. Serving Middle Tennessee (Nashville, Brentwood, Bell Meade, Franklin, Spring Hill, Columbia, Pulaski, and more!) Call today: 629-203-7925.
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