I met my cycling group this weekend which included a member returning from an injury. She complimented us all on our robust good health. What happened next astonished me!
I was invited onto the ABC 702 Drive Show to talk to Chris Bath about my caring role. Our conversation highlighted the role of carers on International Women’s Day as 70% of primary carers in Australia are women. Have a listen to our discussion.
Self care can be 5 minutes with a cup of tea or a date with the hairdresser either way we need to spend a moment on ourselves to ensure we are robust and healthy to meet the demands of our varied roles. Go on – put your feet up!
Let’s talk self care…
Caregiving challenges alter during the day, week, month and years. Caregiving is primarily organised to address the needs of a supported individual interfaced with work, family and life. Caregiving is unique but one thing all carers experience is stress and little time for themselves. Here are some tips on how to reduce stress in caregiving and ensure some time for self-care.
Carers are unpaid family members or friends, any age, any background who assist another person in some way, not necessarily frequently or regarding anything medical. In this post I ask who supports these informal carers? Carer support groups or friends or both…?