Mindfulness is so simple to know how to do it and so difficult to remember to practice it. My favorite way to practice it is to notice everything in the present moment that I can take in with my five senses: touch, vision, hearing, taste, and smell.
The first thing is to breathe. The best way to take a deep breath is by first breathing OUT
You feel exhausted by taking care of someone, pushed to the breaking point, completely used up. You have an intense need for rest and feel like the solution is to have some time away for yourself. You believe if you could only get ahead of the to-do list or find someone really responsible to take over some of your chores, you could get the rest you need.
But it's the paradox.
I am a health and happiness psychologist. I had an amazing opportunity to care for my late husband with dementia that brought everything into focus: love, purpose, healing, self-care, and living without regrets. You can read more of my story here.
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