4 Tips to Help Caregivers Avoid Fall Chaos

Do you feel like this time of year your calendar fills up and a busy schedule can cause chaos from different directions?
Maybe you have a long list of outside tasks you’ve let go during the hot summer months. Or you have friends arriving back into town and the community events pick up. Oh… then there’s the holidays that seem to come at us way too fast! fast approaching. Any of this sound familiar? If you are a caretaker, it’s can be frustrating thinking about all the things you need and want to do and still accomplish your everyday tasks. 
As a caretaker, it’s important to find some ways to combat the chaos. Here’s some great ideas to help you enjoy the coming weeks and months!

RELAX Your Mind
Take a deep breath and forget the never-ending list of reminders in your head, phone calls you have to make, or errands you need to run. Stop your mind and body and enjoy the sunrise or the sunset. Or you may want to take a bath, read a book, or sit and meditate.

RELEASE The Stress
Take time to exercise—a great stress reducer! Even just 20 minutes will do wonders. It’s beautiful out there so take a stroll around your neighborhood or head to the mall where you can walk and start your holiday shopping idea list at the same time!

RECHARGE Your Body and Brain
Did you know the Earth is like a giant battery? It can recharge you! Grounding can reduce stress, improve sleep, and give you better balance. Sit or walk with your barefoot in the grass, sand or even dirt and connect to the earth. You can sit and relax while you read a book catch up on social media, or make a to-do list for the upcoming busy season.

As caregivers, we think we need to do it all. It’s important to know when to ask for help. Consider having a Neighbors Who Care volunteer come and sit with your loved one. We offer up to 4 hours a week at no cost to you. This will allow you to have lunch with a friend, run some errands, or even take a well-needed and well-earned nap. 

Your loved one will be in good hands with our volunteers. See how we can help you practice better self-care for the busy fall season!

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