As a Caregiver, a strength you may reveal – is Flexibility in the face of the unknown.
Do remember it is also important for you to use flexibility for you and your needs as a Caregiver.
Flexibility is often resting in reality
The Caregiver Strength of Flexibility
Flexibility is incredible because it will help you to continue, even when you are not getting, the answers you need, to move forward in any direction.
When you are caring and supporting a Loved One,
You may even change in a heartbeat or
Like getting up in the middle of the night, when you have gotten no sleep at all.
Day after day, month after month, year after year, helping in every way possible.
Flexibility is often shown in the face of fear
Caregiver Story of Flexibility
I didn’t understand at the time as a Caregiver –
I needed to be prepared for the unknown,
Because so often I would need to change in a moments notice!
Just when I thought one fire was out…
Another fire would pop up, which I needed to address immediately!
One day the Specialist advised a certain product for my Dad,
A product, which could apparently, only be written by his local GP.
So we arranged a visit to his GP,
The problem was the GP didn’t agree with the Specialists recommendations.
Change and revisit the Specialist.
When you are in the eye of the storm, how do you stay calm?
There are so many things happening, so many large and small decisions, which need to be made.
Which directly and indirectly touches so many peoples lives.
First my Loved One, myself, my immediate and extended families.
Flexibility to roll with the changes, and do the best you can as a Caregiver.
Remember you have the elasticity, the softness, suppleness to see this through!
Is Flexibility a strength of yours?- What else are your Strengths?
This is part of the Top 20 Caregiver Strength Series
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