Making the time to practice self-care can be challenging when you’re a caregiver, but taking even 5 minutes to do something for yourself can make all the difference in how you feel. Here are a few ideas for ways to practice self-care in less than five minutes, taken from out Jan/Feb Family Caregivers Grapevine.
Sing along at the top of your lungs to a song in the car.
Dance to a song you love in your living room.
Set a timer for 5 minutes and write in a journal.
Stretch! Lift your arms above your head. Roll your head from side to side. Try gentle lunges or rotate your wrists and ankles.
Take some deep breaths! Fill up your lungs and stomach with as much air as you can. Pause, and push it all out! Pause, and repeat.