Taking care of others is mentally and physically exhausting at times, and it can take a real toll on us.
While we all take care of others to some extent in our lives, some circumstances are especially draining, such as caring for an elderly parent, providing medical care for a family member with a chronic illness, or being the primary caretaker for young children with special needs. In times like these, it's especially important to take extra care of ourselves.
Some small steps can make a big difference in how we feel in times of stress. Some supplements are excellent at restocking our depleted energy stores and naturally lifting our moods, sleep can completely change our outlook, and something as simple as reading a fabulously funny blog post can give us the psychological boost to get back into the fray.
Click on the list below for important ways to give yourself the extra support you need, physically and emotionally.