We have all been there, pushed to the edge of no return. As soon as you gather your emotions the tears start streaming down your face. “That’s it!”
“I can’t take it anymore!”
Let me help you gather your composure…breath…You got This!
When I get to the point where no one understands what I go through as a caregiver, I take on the C.A.R.E. approach to guide me back to reality, regain strength, and love me again.
- Commit to the task at hand and the reason why you took on the responsibility as a caregiver in the first place. We all have various reasons. For me, I was asked; at the time I couldn’t say, “No.”
I get you had to sacrifice and still sacrificing, not only that, you may be having doubts right now. I get it, it’s a lot easier said than done especially when you are at it alone. Stay focused, stay committed, and block out the negative thoughts running through your mind right now; I know you have them, remember, I’m a caregiver too!
- Actions speak louder than words…do more speak less. If the stress is more than you can handle, remove yourself from the situation and find something to occupy your mind.
- Resist the urge to voice your opinion in a harsh manner. It is far better to keep quiet than to lash out…saying words you will regret later. No matter how bad it gets, remove yourself from the situation…go outside and scream…wash the dishes…rearrange furniture…You get the picture.
- Elevate your purpose by giving yourself permission to let go and let God. Breath….journal, call a friend…just ask!
CARE also means to take care of yourself…love yourself…let go!
What is your acronym for C.A.R.E.? Say it, Apply it, Go for it!