Life as a family caregiver can be hectic and overwhelming at times, all while processing emotions, and unfortunately taking time out to breathe may not be on the top of many caregivers ‘to-do’ list. But it needs to be. This article; 20 Scientifically Backed Ways To De-Stress Right Now has some great insights for de-stressing. You just might find something that will work for you.
Walking and breathing deeply are a couple of idea that are discussed. Walking can lower cortisol levels which reduces stress which is paramount for caregivers to prolong their own life as well as having more clarity while caring for their loved one.
What we have found at Breathing Spaces first hand, is the support that you gain by becoming part of a walking group is powerful. You can communicate with others going through similar circumstances giving a bit of light into your day. Knowing you are not alone and gaining insight from others can be some of the most significant support you’ll have.
If you live in the South Bay Area of California, I encourage you to join us as we kick off the Breathing Spaces walking program with our Affiliate Organization Partner Bay Area Cancer Connections. The walks will begin Tuesday, February 27 at 10:30 AM. Location; Mitchell Park 600 E Meadow Dr, Palo Alto, CA 94303 and continue every Tuesday at the same time/location. To join us, please visit our website to sign up here.
It is our goal to reach out to as many cities as possible, so if you know of an Affiliate Organization in your area that you feel would be good for us to connect with to begin additional walks, we’d love to hear from you. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (408) 315-2227.
Please do something for yourself today, you need it.