Your health and wellbeing
Being a carer can have a considerable effect on your life and wellbeing so make sure you have some regular time to relax or do something just for you. Put aside some time, each day, for yourself – you could have a cup of tea and read the paper, listen to some music, do the crossword or go for a short walk.
It may be hard to put yourself first, even if it is just for five minutes, but you will be better placed to support someone else if you spend a bit of time looking after yourself.
Caring can be hard work, and you need to be healthy if you are to manage it. You will be better placed to support someone else if you spend a bit of time looking after yourself. Visit our pages for information on leading a healthy lifestyle.