Friday morning I was presenting a program for 100+ caregivers in Wilmington. A great group!
Caregiving, caring for a family member or loved one, is one of those responsibilities that, increasingly, everyone has to go through.
It's also one of those expriences in life that we do not seek; it's thrust upon us.
How we see life, ourselves and our relationship with the person we are caring for have a lot to do with how well we move through the caregiver experience.
However, the key to moving through the experience in a safe and sane way is to make sure you take care of yourself. If you can't or won't take care of yourself there will come a point at which you can not take care of the other person or people.
In essence, life itself is like that. You must take care of yourself on a variety of levels.
And taking care of yourself may mean doing things that appear, to others, as selfish.
Are you taking care of yourself?