Ah, the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day. For many, it is a time to rest, recoup, and start to plan the next year. If you are a caregiver for an elderly loved one, this time of recouping is essential. Often as people head into the new year, it’s common to set New Year’s resolutions but for caregivers who are already drained, setting resolutions can seem daunting, and can be counter-productive. When your batteries are low, you need to recharge, so rather than setting a long list of goals, we recommend focusing on a few things. We have outlined three new years resolutions below – one for Mind, one for Body, and one for the Soul. We recommend making these your own. OWN THEM, and don’t be OWNED by them.
Three Resolutions for the Burnt-Out Caregiver:
As you head into the winter months, remember “You can’t pour out of an empty cup.” Focus on staying present, and remember you are doing the best you can. We are here for resources and to be an advocate for you.