Stressed? Sleepless? You Could be a Caregiver and Not Know It

Posted by WendyPackerRN on Mon, Nov 14, 2011  
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Stressed? Difficulty sleeping? Caregiving expert, Wendy Packer explains that you are likely functioning in the role of caregiver without even realizing it. Although November is National Caregiver Month and National Family Caregivers Month, created to draw attention to the 46 million caregivers in the United States, Packer points out that the actual number of people in caregiving roles is vastly greater.

“Are you taking care of others and not taking care of yourself?” Packer asks, clarifying that all of us are or will be in some type of caregiving relationship in our lives, usually many such relationships.

Caregivers feel stressed, experience lack of focus and concentration, and often have sleep issues. November is the right time to start taking care of themselves in order to take care of their everyday responsibilities with a clearer head and a healthier outlook…

About Wendy Packer
As author of Are You in a Caregiving Relationship and Don’t Know It? Finding a Balance of Loving and Caring, Packer, who is a RN, Certified Consulting Hypnotist and Reiki Master/Trainer, works with individuals, healthcare providers, medical groups and others. Her mission is to help individuals apply the empowering message: Self care is equally as important as caring for others.


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