You can't take care of your loved one properly without first taking care of yourself.
Taking Care of Yourself
You, the caregiver, are incredibly important. The welfare of another person depends on you. If you aren't in good health, that other person also may suffer. So, if you've taken on the role of a caregiver, you've also accepted a special responsibility to take care of yourself. That means taking care of yourself physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually, interpersonally and financially. more
Caregiving takes energy. Spend a little time every day renewing your energy before you become drained; that way you have a reserve to work from. more