One definition of refresh is to give new strength or energy to: to reinvigorate. Some synonyms of refresh are revitalize, revive, fortify, regenerate, and renew. I like to think of it as a way of breathing new life into something. So what’s my point? As a caregiver it is easy to get dragged down and weary in the day to day activities of caring for another. How often do you find yourself stopping to rest or rejuvenate? I know it can be difficult to remember to renew and strengthen yourself in order to be the best version of who you are. It isn’t often that we place ourselves at the top of the list or even consider our own needs as caregivers. I want to encourage you to find something that energizes you, that causes you to feel fortified and exhilarated. It doesn’t need to be a huge undertaking. Sometimes it’s as simple as taking a walk, having coffee with a friend, or quite honestly relaxing in a hot shower! Remember that you can’t provide the best care for another when you have nothing to give. Today find something that lights a spark in your heart and refresh yourself body, mind, or soul. Take care of you!