Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Pause of the Day (POD)

Recently I've been focusing on mini-vacations and self-care, Caregivers, but don't forget to explore the other articles in this Blog. Look on the right-hand side under "Labels" to find articles on other topics of interest to caregivers. If there is something you've thought about but don't see it here, check the Parentcare 101 website, and if that doesn't work, contact me directly.

Now on to other ideas for talking a break. Mini-vacations are those short breathers (under 5 minutes) you take throughout the day. Mini-vacations are stop-and-smell-the-roses kind of breaks. A Pause of the Day (POD) is longer, perhaps 15-30 minutes in length, and you should try to schedule one of these once a day.

One of the easiest POD's is to choose a favorite half hour comedy show on television and make a point to watch it regularly. It has to be something that makes you grin widely, laugh out loud, giggle or hoot every time. "I Love Lucy" reruns, the Three Stooges, "The Daily Show", "Everybody Loves Raymond"--doesn't matter how goofy or if other people think it's "stupid". This is YOUR POD and if a show makes you laugh, it qualifies for POD status. Think video taping or DVR recording if the show is on at an inconvenient time. Think TV on DVD if the show now longer airs.

Pick your show, pick your time, sit down and have a good belly laugh. You'll feel much better. I promise.

Blessings on your caregiving!

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