Are You New to Caregiving?
Here are the 3 important things you need to know as a New Caregiver.
- As a Caregiver – You are giving a gift of love
- You are caring for your loved one because…
- You are caring for you, now!
Let’s look a little closer at:-
3. You are caring for You!
You are a critical caregiver, caring for you is KEY!
Always find ways to keep your Care tank chock-full
When your Care tank is empty it’s hard to care for anyone else.
Find Time for You every day!
Whether it’s reading your favourite book
Playing your favourite game
Making your favourite meal
Enjoying your favourite interest
Doing something everyday to keep your Care tank chock-full is vital
Warning – When you don’t have boundaries in place
Caring for another person can become stressful and a burden
Now is the time to put the right steps in place in every area of your life.
Social – Sharing
Emotional – Time
Physical – Space
Psychological – Endurance
Financial – Investment
Caring – Commitment
Taking time for you helps balance and helps centre you.
Taking time off every week, just for you is necessary.
Taking time for a holiday each year is important to remember.
You have essential skills, which have prepared you for this time of giving.
You are Amazing, You Contribute & Add Value!
Memorize to Honour, Love & Respect You!
Remember stability – strength & steadiness
Remember constancy – loyalty & reliability
Remember dependability – trustworthiness & faithfulness
Remember you were created to be you!
Create a great day!
Author & Founder of CarefortheCaregiver.org
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P.S. You are capable!