Imagine you’re Dorothy. You feel trapped, overwhelmed, afraid of the unknown and what’s to come. Flying monkeys circle around you at the order of the Wicked Witch. And suddenly you’re standing there face to face with a major obstacle that acts like a wall between you and your goal of thriving.
Love her or hate her, you have to give Lady Gaga credit…at least I did when I heard the story of how she managed to cut her latest album while on the road. She didn’t quit and now you’ll have four final tips so you can stay in action toward your mission…just like Lady Gaga.
Feel like walking away from a challenge, goal or dream? Facing a challenge you can’t walk away from even if you wanted to? This is often the situation my clients who are caregivers or cancer survivors are facing. What can you help you through the desire to cut and run especially if it isn’t an option?
Is there something in the air today? Find out more about the conversation around quitting and learn one of my dirty little secrets.
So much compassion goes into being a caregiver. But when you take on this role without setting healthy boundaries the cost can be your own health and well being. It can also result in caregiver burnout. What you can do be there for as long as you’re needed.
What is it that if you cleared it out today would help you feel like you had lightened your load?
The statistics on the negative impact caregiving has on the caregiver are astounding. Time to bring awareness to this ever-growing issue and make some changes.
For cancer survivors and caregivers, there are many issues and situations that would seem very worthy of worry. But if worry causing stress, anxiety, loss of sleep and low energy, it isn’t serving your best interests.
It is we as human beings who give meaning to anniversaries and days like Mother’s Day. They are man-made, conjured up with the good intent of honoring a special person or event in our lives. Therefore, we also have the power to choose how we experience them.
Link to part one of a three part series on caregiving tips.