In this video from Guideposts, Amy Grant discusses her 3 Caregiver Tips.
Well, actually I found 5 practical tips. The first three focus on your perception or attitude towards caregiving, so maybe they’re all part of the same tip. Here’s the video…
Her first tip, finding meaning in your experience can transform caregiving and your other life experiences. Caregiving is a journey, part of the longer journey of your life. It’s okay to be walking without a map, almost everyone does!
Thinking of this experience as a lesson from your loved one is one of the best tips I’ve found in a long while. Framing your experience as a life lesson from your loved one as a teacher can also transform the experience. Instead of seeing it as a problem, do you see how it can transform the experience into a gift?
It’s important to spread the responsibilities of caregiving across the entire community you have who feel your loved one is important. Toto often in caregiving it can seem as though you’re isolated and alone. And you maybe sometimes. You may also be surprised who can help you and is willing to help if asked.
Finally, the financial aspects of caregiving should not be ignored. Caring for someone else can be expensive, and if you put your own career on hold you may not be able to pick up right where you left off years or even decades later.
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To your Happy&Healthy Caregiving,
Ina Gilmore, MD
Ambassador of Caregiving at HowToLiveOnPurpose.com
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