Carers often place themselves at the bottom of their to do list. If you or a loved one has caregiving duties, it is essential to pay attention to emotional, physical and mental health. Caring for yourself can be the most important thing one can do as a carer and will improve your well-being to perform day-to-day responsibilities. Here are some quotes to get you started on the path to nurturing yourself:
Self Care Week is the UK-wide annual awareness week that focuses on embedding support for self care across communities, families, generations including unpaid carers. It is also a reminder for all carers to remember to take a break and take care of themselves first!
The closest thing to being cared for is to care for someone else, too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.
Taking care of yourself is a valid goal on its own, and it helps you support the people you love and care for. This National Self Care Week it’s time to pay attention to your own emotional mental health and wellbeing.