The Upcoming New Year Calls for a Refreshed Attitude Toward Caregiving
How long has it been since you’ve distanced yourself from caregiving long enough to decide what is good for you? When was the last time you had a guilt-free break from the needs of others? Have you sought out help recently so that you can take some time to recharge and rediscover yourself? If you haven’t been making yourself a priority over the last year, you’re not alone. Most caregivers face countless mental, financial and logistical hurdles when it comes to participating in self-care. But the new year is upon us, which is the perfect time for taking inventory of our lives, pinpointing some changes we want to make, and adjusting our attitudes to help us see these things through. Changing how you approach your caregiving responsibilities doesn’t mean that you love the person you are caring for any less. On the contrary, changing your mindset can actually be a clear indication of the depth of your love.
Continue reading on Agingcare for the full article about how a new attitude toward caregiving means looking at your own needs as well as those of your care receiver(s):
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