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When Was Your Last Day Off?

In the summer, we all think of vacation, a break, a day off. I wonder, though: How often can you take a day off? Please vote in our poll, below, and share any additional thoughts in our comments section.

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I began working with family caregivers in 1990 and launched CareGiving.com in 1996 to help and support them. Through my blog, I share words of comfort and offer coping strategies and tips. I also write opinion pieces about recent research, community programs and media coverage of caregiving issues.

4 comments

  1. does shopping at Good will count for 20 min I would like when it cools off to go fishing or see my friend who lives 1 hr away and go for a walk with her like we didn”t do last fall

  2. This was very hard to answer. I don’t feel I really ever have a break. I did put within the last six months as I thought of our trip to Hawaii. Even though it was centered around Nicole’s illness I still felt like I got away from it all.

    Hugs:o)
    Jane ~ mom to Nicole, 16 yo, VSD, PAH, Eisenmengers, EDS
    Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1

  3. Wow, what a good question. A day off along with a good nights sleep have long gone the way of the Easter Bunny. Something I vaguely remember believing in. :-) Seriously, it has been at least 8 years since I have truly had a day off (and that was a business trip). I take breaks at least once a week. But these breaks are more a change in routine, than truly a break from caregiving.

  4. Avatar of Meryl

    I don’t remember having a day off from caregiving! I am so wound up at times that I forget to take “me” time!

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