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Time passes in the blink of an eye; whether you view that as a good or bad thing, time doesn’t stop for anyone. This is why it’s important to stay accountable for your actions and schedule daily – even if you have the responsibility of caregiving.
Caring for another person is more than a 9-to-5 job; you’re on the clock 24/7. This means you have to closely integrate your life with the life of the person you’re caring for. In some cases, you may feel like their day is more important than yours but it’s important to prioritize time for yourself every day. We give up much of our private life and projects to care for our loved ones. However, a daily walk can improve mental and physical health.
It may sound like a minimal notion, but the results can have a truly positive impact on your life.
Here are three places you can enjoy a nice stroll in – you won’t regret this moment of self-care. For additional tips on how to prioritize your health as a caregiver, listen to the CareWalks podcast, created in partnership between Voltaren Arthritis Pain Gel and iHeartRadio.
Take a walk in a botanical garden
Nature tends to be one of the most uplifting gifts that life gives us. Walking in a field of roses, tulips, and other gorgeous plants gives you a sense of peace, a sense of gratitude. If there’s a botanical garden nearby, it’s worth checking it out. If there aren’t any botanical gardens nearby, your local park will also do just fine!
Take a walk around the block
Not everyone has the luxury of living near gardens and spaces that cater to nature. A daily walk around the neighborhood is just as functional and provides the same benefits. Let’s get those endorphins flowing!
Take a walk at the beach
Do you live near the coast? If you have the time, a walk down near the beach and fresh air can bring you a sense of peace and ease.
Wherever you decide to take your daily walk – be present and try to ground yourself. At the end of it all: this is your life, too.