How do I prioritize myself as a caregiver?
Seniorlink Center for Clinical Excellence
It can be difficult to put yourself first when you're caring for someone else. Usually the needs of the person you are caring for are your first priority. You may give up social connections, activities that you enjoy, or time to yourself when you are a caregiver. This video explains why it is important to prioritize yourself as a caregiver, as well as how you may do that.
- Make an action plan and commit to continuing activities that you love.
- Be realistic about what you can do in a day.
- Accept help.
- Remember that you are doing the best you can.