3 comments on “Inspirational Quotations: How Can Thanksgiving Decrease Caregiving Signs of Stress?

  1. It is very true, Thanksgiving should not necessarily be about one particular day. I think we are generally too hard on ourselves and don’t give ourselves enough credit for the things we do in life, it must be human nature! I find if you can just set aside 15-30 minutes a day, and it can even be right before you go to bed, to just think back and reflect on the day, not on what you didn’t get done, but on what you achieved, you will find yourself feeling much more positive about your accomplishments, and it gives you that much more inspiration for the next day!

  2. Ina Gilmore on Dec 1, 2011 9:35 pm |

    Hi Mike,

    That’s a great idea! A regular time of giving thanks can be very helpful.

    As caregivers, it can sometimes be difficult to set aside a specific time to give thanks. I know when my caregiving was hardest, I often collapsed exhausted into bed at the end of the day.

    My time for giving thanks was when I was doing a chore or task in caregiving. And I still do find myself giving thanks during chores like dishes, laundry, etc.

    Being grateful for the chance to care for someone can make a HUGE difference. Talking simple steps that can make a big difference to reducing caregiver stress is what A HEART PLAN Is all about.