Parents and Carers – Enjoy Some Well-Deserved Time Off
- 18 Dec 2019
The end of the year can be an intensely busy time with a lot of social events taking place, visits to be made, and invitations to answer. Handling the school holidays, bank holidays, and new year festivities can easily multiply the stress in our lives, even just for a few weeks. This is something few of us understand as well as parents and carers.
Importance of Spending Time with Family
It’s a full-time job
Both parents and carers work 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. Often, carers sacrifice their own personal lives to take care of their loved one, and in doing so face a demanding and difficult job they often haven’t been trained for. Parents, many of them working, also have extremely limited time for themselves once they have children. And this is often compounded at crazy busy times… the result is both carers and parents working so hard to ensure everyone else is having fun that they neglect themselves and their own needs.
‘You time’ is vital
It’s important to remember that we can’t help others if we ourselves are not thriving. Doing things for yourself and so you and your partner can spend quality time together are incredibly important for your personal wellbeing and for the wellbeing of your relationship. This time of the year is bustling with parties and get togethers (many of which don’t include children in the invitation!), and you shouldn’t deprive yourself! So, stop making excuses and…
Stop feeling guilty!
Often, parents and carers experience guilt when they take a day (or even a few hours) off to do something for themselves… They feel they’re neglecting or letting down their children or loved one, but this couldn’t be further from the truth. Taking time for yourself is not a selfish act, it is a necessary one if you are to maintain your personal wellbeing, and physical and mental health. So, there is no reason to feel guilty, particularly when there is so much support out there… whatever your needs may be.
Carers need care too
Whatever care requirements your loved one has: nursing care, general health care, or more of a personal care role, there is a huge amount of support out there for you to avail of so you can free up some time, be it for a few hours or even a few days. Reputable home care providers only employ the most qualified and experienced nurses and companions with the kindest and loveliest dispositions and manners, so you don’t have to worry about anything. Remember, you must prioritize yourself and ensure you enjoy some quiet time and a social life too!
Parents need downtime
Leaving your child or children – even just for an evening - can be difficult, even if they’re being babysat by close friends or family members. Sometimes, it’s helpful to know that they are being cared for by professionals – trained nurses and nannies who can attend to their every need and respond perfectly to all possible eventualities. Home care providers offer bespoke solutions to all childcare needs… so you can stop worrying, enjoy some downtime, and celebrate the festivities with peace of mind!