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Taking better care of you

For many carers, taking care of themselves is often their last priority. Taking Care of Yourself encourages carers to consider their own needs. In this forum, carers explore the key barriers to focusing on self care and investigate ways to overcome these barriers.

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Matt (CPC Admin)
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Taking better care of you

Unread postby Matt (CPC Admin) » Wed Jul 03, 2019 11:25 am

Looking after a family member can leave you little time to think about yourself. Yet caring for your own health and wellbeing is as important for you as it is for the person you care for.

What do you do to take better care of you?
Matthew Elder
Education and Training Officer
Carers NSW

P 02 9280 4744 Level 10, 213 Miller Street
F 02 9280 4755 North Sydney NSW 2060
Carer Line 1800 242 636 PO Box 785 North Sydney NSW 2059
[email protected]

Margie_girl
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Re: Taking better care of you

Unread postby Margie_girl » Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:17 am

Ive got a friend who I meet up with for coffee once a week. She gets what I go through so its nice, no judgement!

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Re: Taking better care of you

Unread postby HeatherCares » Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:13 pm

Slower pace, less 'doing', more 'being'. Let go expectations, keep it as simple as possible.

Matt (CPC Admin)
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Re: Taking better care of you

Unread postby Matt (CPC Admin) » Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:11 pm

Well said Heather =) Sometimes its hard to do 'less'. When we get a free moment we have a tendency to squeeze more jobs into a day.

Time for more "being"
Matthew Elder
Education and Training Officer
Carers NSW

P 02 9280 4744 Level 10, 213 Miller Street
F 02 9280 4755 North Sydney NSW 2060
Carer Line 1800 242 636 PO Box 785 North Sydney NSW 2059
[email protected]


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