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Diversions to renew & to motivate

 

It may seem like DIVERSIONS is an unlikely section in a website about caregiving, but the truth is that everyone needs a break from any kind of work.  Both caregivers and care recipients shoulder many responsibilities and serious issues that can, at times, be frustrating, overwhelming or stressful.  A diversion can relieve the tension so that the brain and body can recharge, renew and get motivated for the rest of the day or week.

As mentioned earlier, I made myself play a game online at the end of extremely hectic days a few years ago.  It allowed me to not think about anything serious for a few minutes and reaffirmed the fact that I could take a little break every day without neglecting anyone or any duties.  I happened to try games online because I had never played them before, but there are many other types of activities that may interest you beside games.   A new or old hobby can work wonders!  I have read that the brain benefits from experiencing or learning new things, so that alone is justification enough to have a diversion - if you must justify it!

If you and your loved one are able to travel, the world is your oyster!  You can pick a place to visit, even if it is only a dream.  Or perhaps you can both go to a restaurant once in a while.  As long as the doctor or health professional says that it is safe to go out or to travel, you may want to consider a trip or a day out to do something you truly enjoy.  Many places are happy to accommodate their guests, so all you need to do is to ask.

Go ahead, try a new diversion and have fun!  It can lift your spirits more than you realize, renew, motivate and prepare you for the next day.  Helping others begins with helping yourself to get ready for whatever life may bring.

 


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