It is no surprise that many caregivers may find themselves in poor health during time of life after caregiving. If you’ve been putting much of your time and effort into worrying about the health and stability of another person, it is not uncommon for you to be suffering from health effects after you are done; with the weight of grieving and common neglect of health that many caregivers experience, it’s no surprise if you’re feeling bad both mentally and physically. I know it was hard for me to get off my feet when I was going through my own transition to life after caregiving.
Many people have accumulated negative health habits during their time spent as caregivers. If, for example you find that you have accumulated negative habits such as smoking, drinking, overeating, or lack of exercise, this is a great time to start paying attention to your own needs and taking the steps necessary to become healthy again. There are many ways you can get the support you need to kick negative habits or start up positive ones; don’t be afraid to reach out for help. Starting a new career with a company such as Young Living can also help – working with aromatic fragrances that do wonders for health and well-being can go far for your overall outlook in life; this career has really helped me focus on what is important in life – health and family.
Another way to stay healthy is to focus on your mental health. Many people find that working with religious authority or turning to meditation can help them through this most difficult time. Remember that your mental health is just as important as your physical, so work on both of these in tandem during the transition period of life after caregiving.
For more information about holistic remedies and oils that can help you regain your health and get you back on even footing, don’t be afraid to contact me for more information on this. I am more than happy to offer you counseling and advice on this matter to help you get back on your feet and live the happy and healthy life that you deserve. Working with Young Living can help you get your health back on track, as well as your finances!
As a caregiver you have spent much of your time worrying about the health and safety of others. Consider this time as an opportunity to pay attention to your own health and well-being which may have been neglected while you were embroiled in the business of caregiving. There is no shame in paying attention to the health of others in ensuring that those who are sick get the attention that they need, but don’t forget about yourself.
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For more information and resources, check out these links:
• Check out these statistics on caregiver health from Family Caregiver Alliance for an interesting read. This is definitely a dense text, but there’s lots of great information and stats!
• Staying positive through life after caregiving. This post was written by a nurse who went through the ordeals of caregiving for a family member. Staying positive during this part of your life is very important for your health and well-being!
• This article from Caregiver.org speaks more about taking care of yourself as well as others while you are a caregiver; it makes preparing for your life after caregiving that much easier if you are already healthy!