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4 Ways to Make Caregiving More Difficult for Yourself

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Believe it or not, you have within your power the ability to make caregiving as difficult or as easy as you want it to be. Most people don’t want caregiving to be difficult, but there are little things that you may be doing that can make being a caregiver way more difficult than it has to be.Caregiver-in-Honolulu-HI

Deprive Yourself of Sleep

If you’re not getting enough sleep, or you’re getting poor quality sleep, you’re likely to feel run down constantly. Getting little to no sleep can also run down your immune system, making you more susceptible to even little bugs that go around. Start going to bed at the same time every night and figure out what could be causing your sleep schedule to be so far off.

Eat the Wrong Foods

Subsisting on junk foods or processed foods doesn’t give your body the nutrients that it needs to run like a finely-tuned machine. Look at what you’re eating and when. If the microwave is your primary source of cooking, you need to revisit your diet. Work with your doctor or with a dietician to determine the best way of eating for you.

Avoid Exercise

Exercise has so many more benefits than just helping you to slim down. There are mental and emotional benefits, too. Exercise can also help to fix sleep problems if you’re not able to find other solutions. Talk with your doctor before beginning any exercise plan to make sure that you’re doing the type and duration of exercise that is right for you.

Keep Going, No Matter What

The bottom line is that everyone needs a break now and then. If you keep going, trudging along every day as though you don’t need time away, you’re going to run yourself down. It’s essential to have time to yourself whenever you need it. Talk to other family members about taking over for you or hire elder care providers who can stay with your loved one for you. Make time for you a regular part of your daily and weekly routine.

Take a long, honest look at your self-care plan and pin down the areas that need changing. Once you have some goals, you can set about doing what you need to do in order to meet those new goals.

Have questions about caregiver services in Honolulu, HI? Contact the caring staff at All Care Hawaii today.  Call Oahu (808) 206-8409 or Maui (808) 664-3853.  Call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week!

Jermie Chadwick, CEO

Jermie graduated with her nursing degree from Ateneo De Davao University. Jermie has a compassionate nature, being raised by her Grandparents and Aunt who instilled in her respect for elders, as well as the “golden rule” to help others is priority. Jermie worked for many years with two of the leading Health Care Agencies in Hawaii and received many accolades from both the companies and the clients. During this time she expanded upon her extensive health care training and knowledge, by gaining vast practical experience. Today Jermie’s skills and experience are utilized in her oversight of all aspects of care provided by All Care Hawaii, assuring that the company she founded remains consistently committed to the best care for others and responsive to all client’s needs.