How Can You Relieve Stress if You’ve Never Had to Before?

Caregivers in Passaic NJ: How Can You Relieve Stress if You’ve Never Had to Before?

More than one family caregiver has such a dramatic increase in stress levels that it becomes difficult to manage in the ways that have always worked before.

Make a List of Activities You Love

Sit down and list out everything that you love to do that relaxes you or simply gives you a ton of joy. Once you’re done brainstorming, try to think back to how long it’s been since you engaged in some of your favorite activities. If it’s been a while, it might be time for you to block out some time in your calendar to try one or more of your favorite activities.

Take up a New Exercise Program

Exercise is an excellent way to burn off stress. Always talk to your doctor before you begin a new exercise program so that you can minimize the risk of injuring yourself. Start out slowly and with exercises that you enjoy so that you can stick with the program over a longer period of time.

Keep Your Social Life Going

Reaching out to friends and people that you love is vital for helping you to stay centered and stress free. If it’s been a while since you reached out to your friends, make it a point to send a text or email. These are easy ways to reach out that don’t require a lot out of you in the moment, but let someone know that you’re thinking about them and you care.

Learn How to Do Breathing Exercises

Your breathing can directly influence how calm or how ready to flee or fight you are. Practicing deep breathing exercises can help you to relax even during the most stressful situations you’re facing. You can find apps online that use light and sound to help you synchronize your breathing to a calming pattern.

Talk to a Professional

If you’re still experiencing a great deal of stress and having trouble managing it, talk to a professional about what you can do. A counselor or therapist with whom you develop a good relationship can teach you a variety of techniques that you can use in your everyday life to manage your stress levels. You may even learn what about the situation is creating the stress so you can avoid it in the future.

Relieving stress is a highly individual activity. Only you know exactly how stressed you are and what helps you to feel better when you’re not feeling so great. Listen to what your emotions and your body are telling you so that you can put a plan in place.

For caregivers in Passaic, NJ, call ComForCare Home Care at 973-287-4718. Serving Caldwell, Clifton, Montclair, Bloomfield, Nutley, Verona, Little Falls, Cedar Grove, Totowa, Essex Fells, Roseland, Glen Ridge, West Paterson, Fairfield, Passaic, Belleville.

About Zack Demopoulos

Zack and Phyllis Demopoulos are the Owners of ComForcare Senior Services of Fairfield, NJ.

Whether it’s in business or in life, finding the right partner is vital to the success of any union.Fortunately, Zack and Phyllis Demopoulos have found the perfect counterparts in each other.After 21 years of marriage, the couple decided to join forces in a new way with ComForcare.Zack had over two decades in healthcare at Warner-Lambert and Pfizer, and Phyllis was a stay-at-home mom of three and former Estée Lauder trainer.Their strong family values and personal experience with helping relatives who required continuous assistance led them to a business
centered on providing top-notch care to those needing it most. ComForcare is committed to providing caregiving, resources and education to families in Northern Essex and Southern Passaic counties.