Monday Mojo for Caregivers – A Friendly Reminder About How Awesome You Are
Hello and welcome to Monday Mojo for Caregivers. When is the last time you heard someone say, “Wow, look at you! You are so wonderful and you should know how much I love and care for you”? It’s not something we hear very often these days, especially if you’re a family caregiver. Our jobs and responsibilities can be easily overlooked by busy family members and friends. Luckily, we’re here to tell you all the things you’ve been wishing to hear!
Here’s a friendly reminder about how great you really are:
YOU ARE AMAZING! You. Yes, you. Wherever you’re reading this–in your office, or on your phone or just sitting on the couch at home. If you’re in your bathroom or just stealing a few quiet moments. You–yes, you–are amazing. If you look closely at your life, you’ll be surprised by all that you can be proud of. Perhaps you been awarded a trophy, a badge or even a promotion. Perhaps you helped a loved one through a difficult time. These are all great accomplishments. If you’re like most people, you’re probably not giving yourself enough credit for all you’ve done well. Instead of hiding your accomplishments, celebrate them. Celebrate with a movie night or have a few friends over for wine. Stop letting your greatness go by unnoticed!
One statistic I’ve seen says the typical caregiver is a woman who provides more than 20 hours of care each week to her mother (NAC, 2004). That’s a lot of work for one person besides the fact that you still go to work as well as take care of the home and children. These days are probably both beautiful and hard. Yet, you still seem to get it all done!
The patience, care and dedication you show your loved one is inspiring. Others would be lucky to have you by their side, fighting for them day in and day out. Listen to me when I say, “You are wonderful, just as you are.” From the bottom of our hearts at the Alzheimer’s Care Resource Center, we thank you for all that you do. So here’s a reminder to carry with you for the rest of the day, you are truly angels on Earth!
To speak with us here at the Alzheimer’s Care Resource Center
Feel free to call us at (877) 760-9199. Thanks for watching today’s Monday Mojo for Caregivers and we’ll see you again next week!