Preparation can help you transition to caregiving.
Preparation can help you transition to caregiving.
Preparation can help you transition to caregiving La preparación ayuda en la transición a ser cuidador de familia
Preparation can help you transition to caregiving              La preparación ayuda en la transición a ser cuidador de familia

Spiritual Health

Find a quiet place to relax.  You do not need to go far. Perhaps a comfortable chair in your home would be relaxing.  Quiet means turning off all stimulation for even a few minutes a day either first thing in the morning or last thing at night.  Silence your phone, turn off the TV, sit quietly and take deep breathes as you visualize relaxing scenes.  Click here to look through Huffington Post photos of the most relaxing places on Earth.


Meditate. There are various types of meditation to help bring tranquility to your life.  This can become a daily ritual for a few minutes before your morning coffee, mid-day or before sleeping.  Meditation helps calm your mind by concentrating on a word, phrase or breathing.  A simple 10 minutes a day can help you clear emotional overload and help you feel peaceful for the rest of your day.  Click here for free guided meditations from UCLA.  


Laugh often.  Laughter is truly the best medicine and living with humor in your life really helps. A loud belly laugh tightens mid-belly muscles, boosts your energy and increases happiness.  It is contagious and helps relationships blossom.  Look for humorous things by watching a comedy or a radio program.  Generate ideas with your loved one.  Click here for a fun radio program called Prairie Home Companion


Write in a journal.  Writing about your feelings or experience is healing and helps us feel better.  You can write in a private journal or share your story with others.  Stories are inspiring and they remind us that we are not alone.  Not sure what to write about…you can start about writing where you are in your life right now.  If something is bothering you, write about it.  Click here for Huffington Post’s 10 Surprising Benefits You'll Get From Keeping a Journal.


If you have a life threatening situation, call 9-1-1 immediately or go to the nearest Hospital Emergency Department.  This can save your life.  


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