Take A Break: and remember, you can’t do it all.

May 17, 2010 by JoLynne Lyon

Is your "things to do" basket overloaded? Here are some tasks you can delegate.

This summer, the CPD will begin posting “Take a Break” advice for caregivers of people with disabilities–or anybody who needs a relaxing thought for the week.

We’d like to thank Jeanie Peck for these snippets of wisdom. She provides mental health therapy for parents involved with the Up to 3 Early Intervention Program.

This week’s advice is to remember: You can’t do it all.

So if you feel restless or irritable, your energy is low, you’re unable to sleep or get out of bed, or you feel angry, resentful, frustrated or abandoned, remember the things you can delegate:

  • Grocery shopping
  • Laundry
  • Vacuuming
  • Changing bed linens
  • Preparing  meals or cleaning up
  • Cleaning the bathroom
  • Taking out the trash
  • Taking a family member for an outing
  • Finding respite care

Or you can add your own ideas. Leave us a comment.

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