Dec. 29: A Free Pass for Family Caregivers


Dec. 29: A Free Pass for Family Caregivers

Guilt_Free_PassLast month, @lisarae wrote that family caregivers need a free pass--a day during which they get a pass from cooking, cleaning, laundry.

Your free pass is Monday, December 29.

On December 29, feel free to take a pass on what feels like drudgery and instead do what feels better. To help you determine how you'll use your free pass, we've listed some activities you may want to leave out of your Monday:

Worry: The worries will wait while you take a break.

Guilt: You are enough and do enough.

Drama: You don't have time for anyone who brings along the soap opera.

Stress: You can decide you have no room for stress.

Fret: Rather than fretting, use your energy for something you enjoy.

Laundry: If you can, delegate the laundry to someone else. Or, simply decide tomorrow is a better day for laundry.

Cleaning: Use your time for something you love to do.

Frantic: You have the time you need.

Scramble: You are on time.

Explain: You don't have to explain to those who always question what you do and how you do it.

Cook: Order in, order out or just serve soup and sandwiches.

Cry: There's no crying on Free Pass for Family Caregivers Day.

Phone: Only take the phone calls you want. Otherwise, just let it go.

Errand: Rather than running errands, take a nap.

List: Lose the To Do list, just for today.

Schedule: Be flexible about how much you schedule into your day, allowing yourself a choice to leave something off the schedule.

Our free passes for family caregivers admit you to our Free Pass for Family Caregivers Day on December 29, 2014. Once you take a pass on something you usually do and normally dislike, tell us about it on our Free Pass for Family Caregivers Day Forum.

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Tell us how you used your free pass in our Free Pass for Family Caregivers Day Forum.

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