2) Making self a priority while caregiving is not only necessary, it is non negotiable. You cannot adequately care for someone else if you are not taking care of self.  Neglecting yourself in the name of caring for someone else is simply self sabotage.  Taking care of yourself is a decision that you make.  Once the decision is made, you then set a conscious intention to do the things that you must do for you.  Starting with daily prayer, meditation.  Exercising can be as simple as taking a 20 minute daily walk in your neighborhood.   Create time to continue to do the things you love.