Wednesday Workshop – How to Leverage Your Personal Strengths in Caregiving
Hello and welcome to Wednesday Workshop. Each and every person has their own unique skills, talents and capabilities. In order to achieve your maximum level of success in caregiving, it is key to get in touch with your unique talents. If you feel stuck and unfulfilled in caregiving, then it may be time to connect with your core strengths.
Step 1: Take a Step Back
One good exercise that will help you connect with your core talent and abilities is to recall what compliments you used to receive when you were a child. What good things did your teachers tell your parents? What did your friends admire about you? Take some time and consider the answers to these questions. Maybe you’re really good at keeping a set schedule, maybe you are an awesome entertainer, or maybe you’re a fast learner. Any of these strengths can be leveraged in caregiving!
Step 2: Ask for Help
If you just don’t know what your strengths are, don’t worry! Go to the library or bookstore and browse through books in the Self-Development and Business sections. Before you know it, you will find fascinating books that offer surveys and strategies for reconnecting with your true strengths. These books usually include tests and personal development strategies for living a life in harmony with your true self.
Step 3: Make Progress in a New Direction
You can take classes on a subject that intrigues you, meet with new groups of people with similar interest, or research new subjects you find exciting. Any small steps you can take in your free time to explore new areas of yourself are of tremendous benefit. When you are drawing on your strengths, you will find that your energy is limitless. You will be full of inspired ideas and dreams for your future.
You will find that once you begin leveraging your personal strengths and talents, your life will begin to progress in a smoother fashion and you will be happier as a result. You will feel well adjusted and balanced when you are living your life in line with your true self.
To learn more or to speak with us here at the Alzheimer’s Care Resource Center
Feel free to call us at (877) 760-9199 or email us below. Thanks for watching today’s Wednesday Workshop and we’ll see you again next week.