If you’re a caregiver, you may tend to neglect your own well-being. You may not eat a balanced diet, get enough exercise, or enjoy a full night’s sleep. Compared to people who are not in a caregiver role, you are more likely to experience problems such as depression, anxiety, and anger.
Ten Tips to Help You Care for Yourself
- Pay attention to your needs, too.
- Seek (and accept) help
- Share your feelings with others.
- Get organized.
- Plan ahead.
- Ask questions.
- Work with your health care team.
- Stay close to your loved one.
- Make peace with “good enough.”
- Watch for signs of burnout.
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