2. Recognize your limitations. There comes a point in time when you cannot do it all. When you get to this point (preferably before), ask for help. The least expensive help will come from recruiting other family members and dividing responsibilities. Even children can do some things to take some of the responsibilities off of your plate. Neighbors or friends of your parents may also be willing to alleviate some of your burden by occasionally taking your parent to an appointment or even doing something as simple as checking on them from time to time. … [Read more...] about Feeling the Squeeze: The Stress of Caring for Two Generations
Social media has the overwhelming effect of zapping our time and emotional energy. It is not uncommon for people to spend hours each day scouring Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Social media does have the ability to connect us with like-minded individuals, friends, and loved ones so that we may share pictures and updates. However, what happens more likely than not is that social media drains us. … [Read more...] about Do You Spend Too Much Time on Social Media?
The three pillars of social connectedness related to brain health—social activity, social networks, and social support—remain critically important. Continuing to stay in touch through phone calls, videoconferencing, email, and social media can help maintain connections with others and promote brain functioning too. And providing direct or indirect social support to others—such as donating to a fund for first responders or sewing face masks for elderly neighbors—can help those in need and foster a sense of purpose in an uncertain time. … [Read more...] about 7 Ways to Promote Brain Health During a Pandemic
We are all going to be fearful or anxious at some point. That doesn’t make us fearful or anxious people. These are patterned responses and behaviors, not ways of being. It makes sense to be afraid of scary things and we have to allow ourselves to feel it all, before we take appropriate action. So allow yourself to be both the infant and the caretaker at times. It’s okay to be fearful. It doesn’t make us weak people. As long as we are mindful about our fears, we won’t compound it with misplaced guilt or shame for not being “stronger” or more “brave.” … [Read more...] about Where Are the Grownups?
Gemini: 21 May - 20 June On the work front, this week will be very auspicious for you. If you do the job, then do your work with hard work and attention. May your seniors decide your progress by being happy with your hard work and excellent performance. On the other hand, business people can also get the expected results during this period. The slowdown will be over and you will have many opportunities to make profit. During this time, you can also decide to take your business forward. Talking about your personal life, the improvement in the relationship with the father will make the home environment happy again. However, you are advised to avoid such things. It is better that you respect your elders and take their words seriously. This week will be full of ups and downs for married natives. There will be little thick pimples with your spouse. In this way, you have to avoid confrontation with each other. Talking about health, during this time you have to be more careful about this … [Read more...] about Weekly Horoscope: 12 July To 18 July