Family caregiving can happen suddenly or as part of a crisis. It is often unpredictable.
Taking on the role of a caregiver often happens when life is already full and is squeezed into a busy life without letting anything else go. Caregiving can be one of the most rewarding gifts you can give to another person, while also being emotionally and physically demanding.
So, what exactly does self-care look like for a busy, multi-tasking caregiver? Self-care strategies are deeply personal and unique for each caregiver. However, all self-care practices have a common thread of knowing oneself. Self-care includes acknowledging how you feel and seeing and hearing yourself in the situation. It also includes identifying what comfort will meet your needs and then integrating any activity that creates a sense of well-being.