Tips for carving out time for self care

  • Change when you do favorite things. Your former daily routines are often changed by caregiving needs. You may need to pick a new time or day to do your favorite activity.
  • Change where you do favorite things. Before you give up your lunch with friends, think about having your friends bring lunch to your home. If possible, arrange to have someone sit with the person you are caring for.
  • Change the length of your favorite thing. A quick walk around the block will never replace the long walks you once enjoyed. However, that quick walk can help give you enough of a break to come back feeling recharged.