Need to take a breath of fresh air and often feeling overwhelmed and trapped? Caregivers of all kind work very hard, often living within the same house as the loved one receiving your care. Try this caregiver's room trick to have your own sanctuary and a quiet space to go when you need to think and be with yourself if only for a while.
No need for it to cost alot either, use what you have or do-it-yourself on the cheaper side. It will be totally worth it.
-Make sure there is lots of lighting or sunshine able to flow through your windows.
-Big comfy seating and throw pillows for the back are great for reading time.
-Greenery is important, incase you cannot always get outside. Bringing the outside in.
-Inspirational sayings on the walls or pictures that make you smile around can lift your spirit and keep you positive.
-A table for your hot drinks and healthy snacks as you need to keep up your strength and well being up to serve those around you.
It is important to tell the ones you are living with that this space is needed for you.
Enjoy creating a caregiver sanctuary, you deserve it- even if just a small space to put up your feet and gather your thoughts to journal.
Hello! As a caregiver, mother and social service worker I have learned many life lessons through hands on experience. My dream for you is to make your journey through caregiving a cherished one.