The hustle and bustle of the holiday season are over. That in and of itself is a relief and a letdown. It seems that for the past six weeks every weekend was booked with something to do and our schedules changed almost daily.
Mothers, sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles and don’t forget the children all were demanding something extra from you. Did you ever wonder if you would make it through in one piece? How about trying to get the meals cooked without burning them as someone called for your attention? Uh oh, don’t forget all the extra wash to do as well.
It is now the second week of January and you can flop down in the easy chair and breathe a sigh of relief right? Probably not because you still have all those jobs of caregiver: cook, maid, and wage earner just not with so many people around.
It is important to learn ways to relieve some of the stress so that you can continue to care for those you love.
The top 10 ways are:
- Put your physical needs first.
- Connect with friends.
- Ask for help.
- Call on community resources.
- Take a break.
- Deal with your feelings.
- Find time to relax.
- Get organized.
- Just say no.
- Stay positive.
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