Have you ever looked at a tree from the inside?
Each cell, is inter-connected, each membrane is joined.
The point of stress inside the bark is incredible.
A craftsperson sees this only when they split a piece of timber in two.
As the saw cuts the timber down the middle – the stress within the timber is released.
And a piece of timber can go from 1 straight piece of timber.
To 2 naturally bendy pieces of timber.
Just due to the stress in the timber.
Stress, is another word for tension. Yet, often we see it as only negative stress.
Without tension, we would not get anything done, no pressure, no deadlines, no goals.
There is positive stress too, which makes us feel good when we are accomplishing tasks, helping others, making friends, connecting with family. Playing the perfect concert.
In caregiving, there can be many positive stressors – you bring skills, knowledge & abilities to caregiving, you can feel good about – Self Esteem, Helping, Appreciation, Caring & Giving Back to your Loved One.
In caregiving, there can be many negative stressors, Physical, Psychological, Emotional, Social and Financial (we will look at these soon in the series).
You have amazing skills – think about all the things you are naturally good at? you are talented, you have a gift, you have a knack, you can do, you are handy, pick up a pencil, color, read, write, ride a bike, drive a car, talk on a phone, make an appointment, your success strategies, your problem solving results, your communication & negotiating skills, Every part of who you are today, up to this point in life has prepared you for this moment of Caregiving.
Today write down 5 skills you can cut through life with today?
Remember you were created to be you!
Create a great day!
Author & Founder of CarefortheCaregiver.org
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