Relaxation tips for Carers

Relaxation can be the last thing we think about during our busy day but crucially important for us all. Without a moment to remember ourselves within the daily routine we can loose perspective. Relaxation readjusts my psyche so that I am calmer and surprisingly more energised.

Relaxation tips for Carers

The list below also surprised me, it’s worth reading because we all know we should include some aspect of mindfulness or relaxation into our schedules.

  • Take a massage – see a physiotherapist for a stress triangle massage – that’s a head, neck and shoulder massage
  • Karaoke – Swedish researchers found that group singing helps promote a calm and regular breathing pattern that’s good for health
  • Manicures are therapeutic!
  • Hang out with close friends – addressing the same difficult scenario with someone in the same boat helps both parties cope better with stress according to a study from USC Marshall School of Business in the US
  • Board games are an antidote
  • Workout – play sport with buddies to forget any worries
  • Yoga stretches relax the body and mind

All sounds good and there’s something in the list for everyone – just find time in the day and schedule friends for activities. Please don’t schedule me for karaoke or scrabble but I’m up for a massage, manicure and some yoga.

I plan my cycling early so that I am up and out, returning before anyone misses me.  If exercise is a time challenge then an early morning walk with Beastie (below) can energize me for the day ahead.

Relaxation tips for Carers

 

 

Relaxation tips for Carers

The message is don’t neglect relaxation or exercise as you need to care for yourself to be a carer to others.

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