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.

Impatience ~ It is easy to feel impatient when your loved one doesn’t act logically or take care of themself. Sometimes they can refuse to use a walker though they have fallen or are difficult to get them up and round in the morning.

Coping: Being tired, frustrated, and trying to keep things under control, it’s natural to want to speed up and have your loved one cooperate with getting what needs to be done is likely to cause impatience. Slowing down and giving yourself more than enough time to get things done can help. Control the environment as much as you can, but understanding what you can’t control is also helpful.

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