Caregivers, what are YOUR warning signs that you need to take a break?
ALS caregivers are special, appreciated and they always give-give-give. But there are times when caregivers need to take some time away from caregiving in order to recharge. However, life doesn’t always cooperate with planned days off for self-care, forcing many caregivers to push themselves to burnout and exhaustion. Yet just before that happens our bodies do send us signals – – by way of our actions or choice of words – – that it is time for self-care.
In Betty Vertin’s column, “3 Signs That I Need Self-care as a Caregiver,” she shares the warning signs that she needs a break from caring for her three boys who have Duchenne muscular dystrophy:
· She tries to control everything
· She’s keeping score with her husband
· She tells her boys how much she is doing for them
Caregivers, what are YOUR three warning signs? What are some of your quick self-care remedies?
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