Monday Mojo for Caregivers – Believing in Yourself
Hello and welcome to Monday Mojo for Caregivers. Most people become caregivers suddenly and without warning. Other times, caregiving creeps up on you. Regardless of how you became a family caregiver, it most likely caused chaos in your life. In the midst of the chaos you had to restructure your work schedule, search for resources, worry about the future and deal with the day-to-day challenges that come with an Alzheimer’s diagnosis. You probably never stopped to think about what happened to your life. You were never handed a manual on how to give care to a loved one. And you most likely never devised a plan that takes into account your health and well-being.
If you’re like most people caring for a loved one, you just went on auto pilot and started to do, and do, and do! Somewhere along the line, however, it is vitally important that you stop, take a breath and try to regain some control over the caregiving situation. To do this, you need to believe in your abilities to make a persons’ life better!
Keeping a Positive Attitude
Perhaps the most important choice you can make is how you are going to approach life from here on out. You can choose to drink the sour juice of lemons or you can try to make lemonade out of them.
Choosing to take charge of your life means you need to recognize your own strengths and limitations. Knowing you strengths and weaknesses allows you to set boundaries and can give you the confidence to know when to say “no” and when to ask for help.
Christian D. Larson once said, “Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.” You can do whatever you set your mind to caregivers. We believe in you – now it’s your turn to start believing in yourself!
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