Bushwalking Comfort & Caregiving?


Your preparing for going on a bushwalking pack hike.

To a secluded gorge with supporting 20 teenagers helping 15 Other adults.

Who are all looking forward to the challenge of experiencing a multi day.

Hike through the open bush using maps, compass & personal wits & learned skills –

Days of bushwalking enjoyment & camping comfort!

Taking & carrying all your own:-

  •          food,
  •          water,
  •          cooking equipment,
  •          utensils &
  •          bedding

For the 10 days hike.

As part of preparation –

You get to go to an information day, to answer any questions you may have.

You begin talking with an experienced Bushwalker your mentor, who has been on this same hike with a similar sized group

4 times in the last 12 years .

You talk with your Mentor –

Who says these word.

Besides the standard list

  •          good comfortable walking boots,
  •          plenty of dry socks,
  •          plenty of food & water

Remember to make sure, you have a good bed,

You need to have a good comfortable bed.

So you can get a good nights sleep,

Before you can be of any help to someone else?

Stop for a moment…

& Think about that statement.

Without you having a good comfortable bed, you won’t be able to help anybody else!

You may be thinking/worrying about not having a good nights sleep, moving uncomfortably or whatever else.

Not being able to take care of the other team members needs, when challenges come along.

If we’re not ok, we can’t care for anybody else.

So it’s important as Caregivers to ask yourself 2 questions:-

  1.       Are you ok today?
  2.       What 1 thing can I do today to discover how to be more OK in your life!  

Create a great day!


Annie Born

Author & Founder of CarefortheCaregiver.org

Remember to Stay Linked, Informed & Educated to Bring Hope, Health & Happiness to the World.

P.S. You are imaginative!


8 thoughts on “Bushwalking Comfort & Caregiving?

  1. Hi Annie,
    I have a friend who is a therapist and she always says that to do a good jog you always have to make sure first that you are confortable. You cannot be working and feeling you are not in the rigth chair, position,… I agree with you both that is basic to work well!

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  2. Good questions to ask. When you think about it, it makes perfect sense: How can you take effective care of someone else if you aren’t taking care of yourself first in order to be able to do that?
    Be Well.

  3. Having a good, comfortable bed is very important. A lot of retail stores in my area offer a 90 day in home trial. If you’re not happy with the bed within 90 days you can return it for a new one. I have known a lot of people that purchased beds, got them home, slept on them for a few nights only to find that they couldn’t get a good nights sleep.

    Yours In Health!

    G.E. Moon II

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