Identify old passions and take them up again. As caregivers we focus on doing things that make our loved ones’ lives happier. In the process, we sometimes forget about the hobbies and activities we used to do to enrich our own lives. Perhaps you used to scrapbook but let it go in order to spend time on jigsaw puzzles with Mom. Or maybe you enjoy reading mysteries but realize you haven’t curled up with a good book in a very long time. In 2015, resolve to take up an old passion you dropped due to caregiving. Rediscovering these activities will bring a renewed sense of joy into your life.
Great ideas for the new year. Don't be afraid to take a break or accept help from others. Caregiving can be a tough task!