Some self-care resources that don’t cost money.
I’m going to go radio silent next week. No social media, no business emails or phone calls. I have not unplugged like this in years, I’ll let you know how it goes.
For the first time in six years, since Dad got sick, I’m taking real time off from my life, all of it, even caregiving. It’s taken a lot of work to set up my world so I can take this respite. And frankly, I’m nervous about it. But I know in my head and in my heart that taking my ‘Sabbath’ as a dear friend calls it, is worth every bit of the organization and planning it’s taken to get me here.
For me, this is self-care beyond healthy eating and exercise we caregivers strive for in the tornado of caregiving. It’s beyond journaling, meditation and massage. Since I’ve been focused on making this space for myself, I thought I would leave you with some different sources for self-care that don’t cost anything.
The Happy Healthy Caregiver: Creating Self-Care Time by Becoming Dispensable
People with Parents. Look for: Feelings and Fears What’s in the box? 3/21/19
Atlas of caregiving has a unique way of mapping your world that can highlight people who can help along with a terrific blog. 10 Ways Caregivers Can Take a Quick Break Right Now.
Donna Thompson is one of my go to resources. Advice for Caregivers from Caregivers
My blog, one of my favorites: Who Are Your Caregiving Support Peeps?
Embracing Carers is website focused on improving caregivers’ health and wellness.
If you haven’t been introduced to Daughterhood.org and its founder Anne Tumlinson, let me be the one to share her work. She writes with honesty and a point of view that bucks the norm, like this one on the burden of self-care.
“How about if we all just get really good at practicing extreme imperfection. Could this be the ultimate act of self-care?” Anne Tumlinson