Caring for Yourself

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iVillage Staff on Sep 29, 2008 at 1:35PM

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Caring for Yourself

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Take care of yourself

Being a caregiver is often tiring and stressful. You may find it difficult to focus on your own health and well-being while managing all of your caregiving responsibilities. But neglecting yourself won’t help anyone.

Maintaining your own physical and emotional health is one of the most important things you can do as a caregiver. There is nothing selfish about taking time out for you. In fact, your loved one needs you to stay well. Try these self-care tips to ensure that you remain healthy and strong.

Reviewed by Gary D. Stein, PhD

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