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Self-Care for Caregivers

A Practical Guide to Caring for You While You Care for Your Loved One

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Take care of yourself as you care for others with this accessible, easy-to-follow self-care guide to relax and rejuvenate.

It’s been said that there are only four kinds of people in the world: those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will become caregivers, and those who will need caregivers. Chances are you or someone you know is taking care of a loved one at home. If you do, you also know that caregiving—however fulfilling—is also hard on the caregiver’s mental and physical health. Self-care is vital to caregivers maintaining stamina and a positive outlook for both themselves and the people they care for. But being so busy caring for others can make it hard to find time for yourself.

In Self-Care for Caregivers, you’ll find short, easy-to-read—and often easy-to-do—ways to replenish your mind, body, and spirit, including:
-Giving yourself a high-five in the mirror on days when you need extra encouragement
-Remembering to HALT to check if you’re hungry, angry, lonely, or tired
-Keeping a care package for emergency responders by the door to thank them for their hard work
-And much more!

Full of practical advice and reminders to have a quick snack, call a friend, create a sanctuary, write in a journal, and more ways to take care yourself—plus resources for caregiving—this book will go a long way towards making your caregiving experience a happier and more healthful one for you and the people you care for.

Photograph by Federica Carlet

Susanne White is the creator of Caregiver Warrior, where she offers advice, helpful tips, and strategies for caregivers everywhere. Based on her own experiences, strength, and hope as a caregiver, her goal is to help caregivers thrive during their caregiving journey with grace and empowerment. Learn more at CaregiverWarrior.com and follow her on Twitter @CaregiveWarrior and on Facebook and Instagram @CaregiverWarrior.