Wellbeing is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as “the state of being comfortable, healthy, or happy.” Wellbeing is personal and includes all aspects of physical and mental health.
Sometimes the sheer amount of time and energy you dedicate to caring for someone can make you forget that you are very important too. Looking after your own emotional and physical health is essential if you want to get the most out of life and build the inner resources you need to help you continue with caring.
Making and taking time for you might seem like a luxury and difficult to organise but finding a way to relax and gain some distance from your day to day caring role will improve your wellbeing. Whether it’s an hour in the bath, a relaxing massage, a good walk, a yoga class or joining a community choir, it will all help you combat stress and sleep better.
You may find it helpful to read our Looking After Yourself booklet to get more information, or click on the links below.
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