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.

Jealousy-Why do I have to do everything?  What can’t she help more?  Jealousy can rear its head at different times whether it is of a friend who has the freedom to go and do things you are missing out on because of caring for your parent or it’s of a sibling who is not sharing the load as much as you would like. Be aware it can and will happen. We often don’t admit to this feeling, because we have always been told not to be jealous but it doesn’t mean we don’t feel it.

Coping: Things are not fair so jealousy is a normal response. It becomes a problem when we wallow in it and prevent ourselves from enjoying the things we DO have. Focus on what you do have, whatever that may be, and find a place in your heart for gratitude. 

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