Taking a walk, visiting a museum or engaging in leisure time activities can calm you, decrease your heart rate and improve your mood.
To be effective as a caregiver, you must take time to re-energize. You can’t run on empty.
Renewed focus and purpose
Taking a break from the demands of the caregiving situation for even a short time can bring a renewed sense of purpose.
Remembering who you are
You are important, too. In addition to a caregiver, you are a mom or dad, wife or husband, friend and co-worker. Schedule time to maintain your life’s balance.
Regain your perspective
Time away from caregiving allows you to see more clearly and keep things in proper perspective. You might even think of better ways of doing things and other resources you can tap into.