10 New Year’s Resolutions for Family Caregivers

Caring for a loved one can be tough, especially around the holidays! It is so easy to get “wrapped up” in the pressure of planning and attending parties, finding the perfect gifts for friends, neighbors, co-workers, grandchildren, and other family members.

Trying to do all the above while caring for a loved one can seem overwhelming at times. However, I want you to know, you’re not alone! Millions of family caregivers all around the world are tired, stressed out and exhausted too!

As the new year approaches, I thought this would be the perfect time to take a moment, reflect on your caregiving journey and re-evaluate what is important to you this coming year! This is a good time to identify a few New Year’s resolutions that are important to YOU! Make time for you this year, so you can be the best version of yourself when your loved one needs you!

10 New Year’s Resolutions for Caregivers:

  1. When I feel like I’m not doing anything right, I will remember that guilt is not an option because I know that I did the best I could.
  2. Even if it seems impossible, I will make time for myself which means I may have to ask for help that I never considered before.
  3. I will say no to requests when I know that I cannot add any more to my plate
  4. I will follow through with my own medical appointments even if I must reach out for help. It’s important for me to maintain my health so I can be there for my loved one.
  5. I will plan time each week to rest and recharge to prevent caregiver burnout, even if that means asking for help.
  6. I will seek advice and support from other caregivers who understand and can relate to my caregiving journey, even if that means attending a caregiver support group.
  7. I will remember that taking care of my own needs is not selfish and ultimately benefits everyone around me.
  8. I will be open to alternative ways of caring for myself and my loved one and will not be afraid to try new things.
  9. I will remember that my loved one did not choose this disease or illness they are living with.
  10. I understand that reaching out for help is a sign of strength, therefore, I will seek appropriate help if I feel depressed, anxious, or overwhelmed over an extended period of time.

This list is designed to be a starting point! My hope is that, if you are caring for your mom, dad, spouse or a loved one, this could provide you with a little inspiration for the new year.

Over the years, we’ve helped thousands of families take the break they need while giving them peace of mind knowing their loved one is having the time of their life.

At ActivAge, we offer a fun and engaging daytime senior care program that keeps people active, socially engaged and helps them find a new sense of purpose. For those who are not able to participate in all of our activities, we also offer personalized in-home care for seniors.

Our goal is to give family caregivers a break while helping seniors live their best life in the comfort of their own home.

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