The Reef Just for Male Caregivers – Alzheimer’s Caregiving from A to Z
Hello and welcome. Everybody wants to be happy. It is the reason you get up in the morning. It’s the reason you undertake hobbies that enrich your life. It’s the reason you pursue things you are passionate about. Implement these simple but powerful words into your life, and empower yourself with the ability to manifest authentic joy.
We present you Alzheimer’s Caregiving from A to Z:
A is for Acceptance- Accept yourself first and foremost for who you are. Accept others because you can’t change them. The more you accept and the less you try to transform others, the happier you will be.
B is for Believe- Believe in yourself. You are capable of accomplishing amazing feats. When you have a goal or a dream, believe you can achieve it. Believe in others as well. Believe in your family and your friends.
C is for Compassion- Be compassionate for yourself and other people. Altruism is the greatest gift you can give yourself and other people. Don’t pity other people, rather have compassion for them.
D is for Dedication- Dedicate yourself to something noble and worthy, like caregiving. No matter what you do in life, dedicate yourself to it. If you are dedicated in life you will always be fulfilled.
E is for Elation- Be elated when great things happen in life. Celebrate birthdays, achievements and other meaningful days.
F is for Forgiveness- Other people are going to hurt you. That is a part of life. Holding a grudge against others is not the answer. Forgive and do your best to forget. Move on because life is too short to be unhappy!
G is for Gratitude- Be grateful for every moment you are fortunate enough to have in this life. Don’t hesitate to express gratitude to your loved ones.
H is for Hope- Remember even in the darkest of times there is always that ray of light called hope. Don’t ever lose hope. Hope keeps you going when you think you can’t go on.
I is for Involvement- Be involved. Don’t isolate yourself. The happiest people in the world are able to find a balance between solitude and social situations. Become involved in your community. Immerse yourself in hobbies and extracurricular activities that are challenging and fun.
J is for Joy- In order to live a happier life you have exude joy and jubilation on a consistent basis. It doesn’t just happen. You have to make the effort every day to live joyfully.
K is for Kindness- Be kind to yourself. Be kind to others. Do random acts of kindness for your fellow man. Being kind to others is very beneficial to your overall happiness.
L is for Love- There is no greater emotion than love. If you display love frequently and experience love with open arms you are going to live a happy life. It is as simple as that.
M is for Mindfulness- Be conscious and aware of who you are and what you are doing. Be conscious and aware of the people around you and the world you are living in. Introducing more awareness into your life will help you bring about positive change you seek and desire.
N is for Nurture- Breed the things you desire in life. If you wish to handle negative situations in your life with more balance and dignity, than cultivate genuine happiness.
O is for Optimism- It takes a lot of training and discipline, but shifting your perspective can have an enormous impact on your life. If you generally view life from an optimistic point of view you are more likely to attract positive outcomes.
P is for Passion- Be passionate in your life. Engage in work that you love. Cultivate relationships that you are passionate about. Undertake hobbies and activities with enthusiasm.
Q is for Quietness- Spend time in quiet. Just like your physical body needs breaks from time to time, the mind needs breaks as well. Quiet the mind and just be.
R is for Resilience- Life is wonderful but there are going to be plenty of instances where you experience adversity. Don’t let negative situations transform you for the worse. You have the right to experience negative emotions when necessary but be resilient. Don’t allow them to derail them from your happy life.
S is for Selflessness- It is scientifically proven that people who serve others on a daily basis and look out for their fellow man are more content with life. As you go through life ask yourself how you can help others.
T is for Tolerance- The more you tolerate others, the less likely you are to hate others. Spreading hatred is the opposite of what you should do if you crave to be genuinely happy.
U is for Unconditional- When you love, love unconditionally. When you serve others, serve unconditionally. Unconditionally means without any strings attached. Do good deeds for others because you genuinely want to spread joy.
V is for Value- Live a purposeful life. Seek meaning in what you are doing. Look for the good in people. Value the lives of everyone around- family members, friends, loved ones and strangers.
W is for Well-being- You desire to live a life full of well-being. Well-being is a constant state of happiness and contentment. Negativity can be expressed freely without fear of losing your ability to be happy.
X is for Xenial- Xenial means to be hospitable and giving especially to strangers and people whom you don’t know. Hold the door for strangers. Let other drivers in front of you during traffic. Assist an elderly person walking across the street. Carrying out acts of kindness to people you don’t know will strengthen your positive outlook on life.
Y is for Yes- Explore the possibilities of this word. Step out of your comfort zone and try new things. If possible, say yes the next time you are invited out with friends or coworkers.
Z is for Zealous- Live your life full of zeal. Be excited and energetic. Be genuinely happy! Being happy can be as easy as learning the alphabet if you practice, practice, practice.
To speak with us at the Alzheimer’s Care Resource Center
Feel free to call us at (877) 760-9199. Thanks for joining us today and we’ll see you again next month!