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June 22, 2012
I feel the month of June is always a month of inner preparation and silent hope. I used to hope I will get over the supreme months of July and August without a sunburn, a traffic jam or a child screaming with excitement. Be prepared for freedom is coming and we love it.
In today's e-zine, I am going out of my comfort zone in sharing with you tips on how to care for yourself while caring for other family members.
Today's Positive Thinking
"When I loved myself enough I quit trying to be a saviour for others" - Kim McMillen with Alison McMillen - from the book: When I loved myself enough.
Changing Relationships: Caring for Yourself While Caring for Your Aging Parents
With people living longer than ever before, more and more individuals find themselves sandwiched between caring for their children and caring for their aging parents.
Coping with our fast-paced, always-connected world is stressful enough, but when you add double or triple the family responsibilities, well, it quickly gets overwhelming.
You’re probably losing time and energy worrying about things that aren’t getting done or things you have to do next. You may not realize just how much physical and mental stress you are under, or how much that has been sapping your effectiveness at work and at home. Guilt may be a constant companion. While you take care of your parents, you may feel that you’re not doing enough for your children, and vice versa.
You may experience feelings of grief and loss, as you see your parents changing and the roles of your family shifting. You may also feel fearful and anxious about your parent’s mortality, and that gets you thinking about your own.
With all of the extra time you need to take care of others, there is less time—if any—to spend on yourself and the things that recharge you.
Here are five ways to take care of yourself while taking care of your aging parents.
Start right now with even one of these strategies. It will feel like a breath of fresh air, loosening the grip of your tightly packed life and infusing your entire family with renewed energy and joy.
In Health and Wellness,
Love, peace & wholeness,
"Your Good Time Maker"
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