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How Can I Relieve Stress The Healthy Way?

Need stress relief today? Of course, who doesn’t? When we’re in the thick of it, sometimes it can be hard to find healthy ways to relieve our stress. Sometimes having tips and tricks right at hand is useful. Here are 25 tips to relax and unwind from the everyday busyness that life can bring us!

How Can Home Care Companions Help?

  1. Go to a quiet place and just breathe
  2. Step outside and get fresh air
  3. Sing your favorite song
  4. Fill up your water bottle
  5. Eat a piece of fruit or chocolate
  6. Close your eyes and think of all the people in your life you’re grateful for
  7. Listen to relaxing music
  8. Scroll through your social media account and stay connected
  9. Stretch, or do your favorite yoga pose
  10. Put your feet up
  11. Call your favorite pick-me-up person
  12. Donate blood; this helps someone else and give yourself a break, too
  13. Go for a drive
  14. Garden
  15. Spend time with your pet
  16. Look up at the stars
  17. Take a walk outside in nature
  18. Shop at your favorite stores
  19. Read your favorite book
  20. Get a massage
  21. Shut down your computer, and unplug (after you catch up on your favorite blogs)
  22. Sleep in, or enjoy a nap
  23. Enjoy a hot cup of coffee in your favorite chair
  24. Binge-watch your favorite shows
  25. Do a puzzle

If you’re experiencing stress as a caregiver, first of all, high-five to you for being a caregiver! Caregiving is both rewarding and challenging work.

Without support, caregiving can have negative outcomes. It’s important to take time to recharge our batteries, so we can keep being good caregivers to those we love. If your family, friends, and neighbors are able to step in to help, even short-term, take them up on it. Even an hour of self-care each day can be helpful for caregivers.

“Taking care of myself doesn’t mean ‘me first.’ It means ‘me, too.’”

— L.R. Knost

If you’re experiencing unmanageable stress or adverse health while caring for a senior loved one, please consider asking for some additional support. Extra help will not only help you as a caregiver, but it may help your senior loved one stay safe at home longer. If you don’t have help available from family or friends, and you’re in need of a little rest and relaxation, Home Care Companions has the support available. We offer homemaking services, companion care, personal care services, errand running, and appointment coordination. We work hard to match our caregivers with clients so that when they need help at home, they’re excited about their caregiver coming in to help. Reach out to us today at 888.717.0434 or by email at hccinfo@yourhomecarecompanions.com to let your batteries re-charge.