Care-giving can get overwhelming.  We often focus on all the things we need to do for self-care but ignore the common negative emotions we experience.

 

Take Heart Tuesday I share a negative emotion and a strategy to overcome it.

Care-giving can get overwhelming.  We often focus on all the things we need to do for self-care but ignore the common negative emotions we experience.

 

Take Heart Tuesday I share a negative emotion and

a strategy to overcome it.

Content shared from https://www.caregiver.org/print/22983

Grief– Grief is a daily part of caregiving, at least it should be. Watching a loved one decline is not easy, not being able to do things that used to be easy and natural is sad. It is also difficult to let go of the relationship we once had with our loved one. Grief is natural with loss.

Coping: Sometimes creating a ritual can be helpful. Some caregivers find it helpful to physically write down the things that are no longer and get rid of the paper to symbolizing letting go of what once was. We tend to want to avoid the sadness that comes with grief, but allowing ourselves to feel (it) promotes healing. (See FCA fact sheet Grief and Loss)