Create a Less Stressful Caregiving Experience
I have done my fair stare of caregiving. I am sure most of you reading this have, as well. For my gran, for my children, for my nieces and nephews, for my friends’ children, for my children’s friends, even for my parents at times. You get the picture. Some of us have a talent for caring for others, a gift for caregiving. For some of us, it’s just part of who we are. Sometimes caregiving comes out of necessity, and sometimes it is out of love. But most times it’s both.
But caregiving is a tough job. It can be a monumental task that takes an abundance of energy every single day, and sometimes we don’t want to do it, or at least we don’t want the stress and feelings of obligation that can come with it. How do we do this without burning out, without the stress and the toll it can take on YOU, the caregiver?
I was interviewed by Dr. Diane Darby Beach about these very topics, and I would like to invite you to listen in to hear what I think about this, as well as the many other speakers in this series.
What are the real feelings caregivers can have?
How to become more accepting and less resentful of the people you care for.
How to empower others so that they rely on you less.
How to care for yourself so that your cup is more full than empty.