Caregiver Stress Part 9

Ever had friends visiting…from out of town.

When an unexpected family member arrives also from out of town!

You know, the reason the person is there.

To discuss the details of a combined family party coming.

You didn’t invite your current out of town friends to for travelling purposes.

Your family member is wanting to talk about things.

You obviously don’t want to discuss in-front of everyone.

You see the side glances, the long pauses, the deep breaths & the head shaking.

It can feel awkward, unpleasant, and uncomfortable.

Social challenges can happen regularly, so you politely talk to your family member on the corner of the table, quickly and say goodbye.

And then you can relax with your friend again.

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, Today lets look at Social.

Whether social status, inappropriate words, choices of topic or connection challenges. Some social situations can be stressful for an individual or group.

Social stressors are typically the most frequent type of stressor, that people experience.

Perhaps, You want to invite friend/friends to stay the weekend, but your caring for your Loved One.

 And It’s just not socially acceptable or safe, for your friend/friends or your Loved One.

It can just cause, You to be stressed and that leads to everyone feeling uncomfortable, and awkward.

62% of Caregivers of all ages work full or part time and then come home to work up to an additional 36 hours a week, almost as much as an additional full time job!

Also as Caregivers emotions can interfere a lot with you social life.

As a Caregiver you need to avoid setting yourself up for an unhealthy future, if your not prepared. you can be setting yourself up for poor health.

These are considered the Health Hazards of helping a Loved One.

Yet when you are aware – You can make little changes to help.

Write how you can improve your Social Space, who can you call on to give you support, so you don’t need to feel guilty or worry about your Loved One while Your enjoying your social life?

Remember you were created to enjoy connecting – you are a social being – not a social doing!

 Create a great day!

Annie Born

Author & Founder of CarefortheCaregiver.org

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