Self-Care for Parents & Caregivers: Tip 2

Parents and caregivers often find themselves running on fumes, which makes self-care hard to accomplish when life gets crazy.  Having a go-to list of self-care strategies makes it more likely that parents and caregivers can find one that works for them when time or energy is limited. 

When time is of the essence, but stress is at an all-time high, practice deep breathing or sit still for five minutes.  If you have a little more time to relax, color with an adult coloring book or make a gratitude list. If you need a quick pick-me-up, try playing one of your favorite songs, especially one that brings back good memories. 

For more self-care strategies, check out the HRI Toolkit: Self-Care for Parents and Caregivers.