Why respite matters
You’re probably used to looking at life in terms of the needs of the person or people you support. So let’s start with the reasons why you taking a break is important to them.
“Find time for yourself. Even if it’s having a bath, reading a book or making yourself a cup of tea.”
Having a break away from you can benefit their health and wellbeing. It can encourage independence, build self-esteem, and provide a broader range of social interactions. When you get back together again, you’ll have different things to talk about. If you support an adult family member or friend, they may feel concerned that they need your help. If you take a break, it may help them overcome any sense of guilt they may feel.
For more ideas of how to look after yourself (the carer) please take a look at this link: