Caregiver Stress Part 5

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!

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 united!

7 thoughts on “Caregiver Stress Part 5

  1. I remember hearing years ago that it is not the last swing of the axe that made the tree fall, it was the thousand earlier swings of the axe that inflicted the most damage. It’s kind of that way with stress; most people are constantly being filled up with stress day after day and it ends up being that one little thing (on top of the hundreds of other little things) that finally causes the person to explode.

    Yours In Health!

    G.E. Moon II
    Vitamins For You And Your Family

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