Monday Mojo for Caregivers – 3 Ways to Add Balance to Your Life
Hello and welcome to Monday Mojo for Caregivers. If you’re finding it more challenging than ever to juggle the demands of caregiving and the rest of your life, you’re not alone. Many caregivers feel overwhelmed, stressed out and out-of-balance.
If you want to live a balanced life then there are 3 essential habits that you need to develop.
1. Learn how to say “no” without explanation
Although no one likes to disappoint, if you want to achieve balance in your life then you’ll have to learn how to say “no” once in a while and realize that you don’t need to produce an explanation for your answer. No is a complete sentence. With only 24 hours in each day, there is no possible way to do everything that’s asked of you. You’ll learn that a major part of leading a more balanced life is cutting down on unnecessary tasks and activities to protect your priorities.
2. Keep a personal journal
One great way to make your life better is to really analyze your situation. A great way to analyze your situation is by keeping a journal. Writing in a personal journal everyday will help you see if you’re spending your time in a productive way or at least in a way that makes you happy. Once you’re in the habit of writing consistently, you can then look back to see what you’d like to change and what you should fix.
3. Accept that you’re only human
Listen to me when I say, “It’s okay that you’re only human!” Having a balanced life means being realistic. The reality is that sometimes you have to be okay with not getting everything done. You may have a bunch of tasks on your list, but only a little time to complete them. Don’t beat yourself up for not getting everything done or re-prioritizing.
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