Monday Mojo for Caregivers – Positive Thinking for Caregivers
Hello and welcome to Monday Mojo for Caregivers. Imagine a glass with some water sitting in front of you. Is it half-full or half-empty? Realize, of course, that the answer to that question is entirely up you — the choice is yours and yours alone.
While one person may say the glass is indeed half full, another will say it’s half empty. You can see that the very same reality can be seen in totally opposite ways — in a positive way or a negative way, optimistically or pessimistically. The truth is that there is a positive side to anything, any situation, any event, any person. You just have to look at the world in a different way, using a new perspective, to find the positive side of everything you encounter — including caregiving.
Think positively about everything you want to do as a caregiver and it will come to you eventually.
Develop the attitude that you can do anything — and once you decide this, nothing can stop you from accomplishing what you want.
While you keep your thoughts focused, you are removing all negativity from your life and you can concentrate on the positive aspects of providing quality care for your loved one. You must also surround yourself with positive people to prevent the negativity from creeping back into your life.
Remove yourself from negative people and negative environments — surround yourself with positive people and positive environments. That is why we encourage you to join a caregiver support group. While those in the support group may initially be negative, they become very positive as they gain the support and confidence that comes from other caregivers.
It takes time to develop and maintain a positive train of thought. Once you decide that you don’t want negativity in your life as a caregiver and you disconnect yourself from the people who have nothing but negative thoughts, you can accomplish your goal of being a positive person and positive caregiver.
Whenever something happens in your caregiving journey, don’t automatically think negatively about the situation, no matter what it is. And remember, as we said above, there is a positive side to everything! Practice to think only positive thoughts and eventually, this will become a part of you. Once you have eliminated negativity in your life, you will have the positive aspects of being able to provide the quality care that you want for your loved one — and for yourself.
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