Mindfulness is becoming more popular. It’s not a fad, but a vital way to maintain your mental health. This is even truer for caregivers, as anyone who’s worked in the field or cared for a loved one knows. Caregiving is a hard job and takes a toll mentally and emotionally. You get burned out. It may seem impossible to take time to do mindfulness meditation, but mindfulness is more than meditating. It’s stopping to take a breath before starting a conversation. It’s being mindful while you eat. You deserve to — and have earned the right to — just eat; not eat and check e-mail or make a grocery list at the same time.
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