First, I’m taking 5 days off during the holiday season and getting away with my husband! I’ve put in place supports for my mom so that we’re both feeling confident that she will be in good hands. I’ve secured additional help from her assisted living facility, our hospice and my daughters.
Second, I’m letting go of some holiday traditions. I’ve done a great majority of my Christmas shopping online and have said no to holiday gatherings that will add stress. Let’s give each other the permission to say no and feel good about it!
I’m also taking the time to exercise if only for 15 minutes a day. Exercise is really a great stress reliever and now that I’m exercising regularly I see a HUGE difference in my mood.
Let us know what you’re planning on doing to make the holiday season easier for you and your loved ones. If we all share an idea or two it may help another caregiver!
Today’s picture is from last Christmas and is of one of my daughters and granddaughters, as well as my mama!
Take care and stay healthy,
Founder, The Senior Sage