Mental Wellness

Caregivers Credo

Although I’ve been a parent for twelve years, I continue to seek a healthy balance of caregiving and self-care. My focus errs too much on tending to our munchkin and not enough on nurturing myself. I am working to change that. My thought is that a happier parent can raise a more joyful child.

This coming year, I pledge to myself:

  • Time to laugh
  • Time for exercise
  • Time with friends
  • Time alone
  • Time to find an agent for my memoir, Supergringa in Spain

When I take care of my physical, mental, and spiritual needs with discipline, I have the peace of mind to make good parenting decisions. My personal evolution is as important as that of my child, one need not exclude the other.

What new focus with you adopt this next year?

Happy Manic Monday! –Rebecca

Purple Thistle Photo: Rebecca Cuningham

7 thoughts on “Caregivers Credo”

  1. It is always a balancing act when it comes to parenting and taking care of self. I love that you put “time to laugh” at the top of your list. Laughing with your child is the best. I do more of that now that my daughter is no longer a teenager. 😅😁

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  2. My kids are all grown with families of there own, but I still need to set goals such as exercising to fight my Parkinson’s, and schedule my time better so I don’t have so many “open” projects. That’s been a tough one for me.

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