I am not a huge advocate for New Year’s Resolutions mainly because we tend to set ourselves up for HUGE failure from the get-go. Resolving to lose 50 pounds or to get a new job or to stop smoking on a designated day really is a recipe for complete failure! And what comes from failure? Low self-esteem. And who needs that? But in the case of family caregiving, I think setting some intentions coupled with resolve is very beneficial. If you make a decision to resolve to do even two or three of these things, your New Year will be off to a great start and you WILL see results, while also feeling better. You certainly don’t have to do all of these things on January 1st. You can add them throughout the year. Feel free to share this list with other family caregivers. Print it out and keep it with you. Read it frequently and just try to do some of these things. Above all…if you can’t do all of them…give yourself a break. Caregiver New Year’s Resolutions! I resolve to do at least 1 thing to care for myself each and every day. I resolve to stop worrying Read More…
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