As much as you’d like to take a break for an hour or two, sometimes it’s just not possible. But it is crucial that you take time to de-stress. If not for yourself, then do it for the person you care for. After all, if you burn out, what will happen to him or her?
There are many ways to refresh quickly. First, put aside the day’s tasks and find a quiet space where you won’t be disturbed. Silence the phone and set a timer for 15 minutes. Breathe easily and surrender completely to the exercise until the timer goes off.
Care for your body
- Massage your face. Start at the top of your head and work down, releasing tension in each of your many facial muscles.
- Catnap. Stretch out and close your eyes. Sleep research actually recommends 20 minutes over 15.
- Stretch. Use stretches or postures that you know. Linger in each position. But keep it comfortable.