It is essential for a caregiver, and for the care receiver, to take time for yourself. This can be difficult, especially in North Dakota, where we tend to think of self-care as not important. But this is NOT the case. Self-care is a sign of strength, even if it is just for a few minutes. It is important to take it daily.
- 63 Free Things to Do
- Feel-Good Songs Playlist – Music can have a powerful effect on the mind and body. Enjoy this Spotify playlist by the the Tennessee Respite Coalition.
- Podcast Playlist – Take some time to listen to these podcasts by some great speakers. Enjoy this Spotify playlist by the Tennessee Respite Coalition.
- Coloring Page – Coloring is not just child's play! Many individuals find coloring relaxing.
Tools for Releasing Stress – Many of these
ideas are free and easy to implement.
This information is from the six-week Powerful Tools for Caregivers class. For more information, please visit powerfultoolsforcaregivers.org.