Every time I turn on my computer I see some story or advice about the importance of self-care, especially for women.
Such as….Arianna Huffington is on us to get more sleep. Now I’m awake all night worrying about the bad things that will happen to me if I don’t. Or this doozy from Christiane Northrup where she advises that caregivers be sure to eat a balanced diet, exercise and indulge ourselves.
Please!! There’s so much information out there about how to take better care of ourselves. And frankly it’s stressin’ me out! Because now, on top of everything else, I feel like I’m failing at self-care, which I’m told is a very dangerous thing to do.
Here’s the real deal…. The job of taking care of aging parents can be, in fact, a total life destroyer. It takes your money, your time, your ability to work, your friends, your relationships, your ability to do the things that you love, or to take a rest.