Beginning a New Year of Caregiving

01-06-2019On the Caregiving Journey…

As the new year begins, you are now beginning a new year of caregiving. Reflect upon the past year and ask yourself how you did on your caregiving journey.

  1. If you felt overwhelmed in 2018, did you ask anyone else to help you with your caregiving duties?
  2. Did you take some breaks from your caregiving duties even if just for an hour or two each week?
  3. Did you seek and receive support from others on the caregiving journey through in-person support groups or online virtual support groups?
  4. Did you keep up with your own medical appointments and wellness exams?
  5. Did you remember to affirm yourself occasionally for all you are doing for your loved one?

If you answered "yes" to four of the five questions above, then you had a successful year that deserves to be replicated. If you answered "yes" to three or fewer questions, then you have a good idea of a focus for your 2019 caregiving journey.