USING POSITIVE TALK TO GET THROUGH TOUGH TIMES:
The world of an in-home caregiver is one of constant ups and downs, with no two days alike. It’s a life filled with struggles, as well as triumphs.
A caregiver’s life revolves around this role, with little attention paid to his or her own wellbeing. With so much to attend to, it’s easy to understand how negative thoughts, doubts, or frustration creep in.
Here are some “positive” phrases we can all use in difficult situations:
I love myself therefore I… [take a bubble bath, read a magazine cover to cover, treat myself to an extra latte]
I love myself therefore when I make a mistake I forgive myself.
I love myself therefore today I choose to release all fears and doubts.
I am thankful to still have _____ in my life.
I am safe and care for all my needs.
I replace my fears with love.
I am appreciated.
I am in control.
I am not alone.
Hello! As a caregiver, mother and social service worker I have learned many life lessons through hands on experience. My dream for you is to make your journey through caregiving a cherished one.