All of this can chip away at your emotions over time. The emotional outcome might be feelings of failure, worthlessness, hopelessness, or any other emotion. Perhaps your head ends up filled with thoughts like, "I'll never be able to…" or "If only I had…." It's understandable. All of it. And the things your mind keeps chattering at you only serve to distract and exhaust you.
These lists can be anything from doing laundry to composing a financial plan for yourself and will elevate the mind chatter and help alleviate missing things. I know some people who create a list with hours/times added to it. Personally, that's a bit restrictive because there are times during my day that I know I need to get a shopping list together and balance my financial record, but my energy level may be drained that day. So, for me, having a general to-do list within a week highlighting deadlines is a more effective solution.
You can enjoy music just about anywhere and anytime, and it creates a shift in your life like magic.
Do you find yourself standing on a fine line of determining what is right and wrong when making decisions for your loved one?
Just as you would prepare a meal with a recipe, your daily living could use a bit of a method. The real power that any of us has is in the present moment.
When we think about the people and things we value and how much we can appreciate life, parents want their independence, and adult children want peace of mind. Technology is a way to honor both wishes.
Self-care can be tough. We understand that your time is precious, and finding moments to yourself can be few and far between.
Hopelessness is a BIG power emotion. I am usually the person that cheers others up, supports them, inspires them. So especially now, I thought it was essential to keep my chin up…..
When caregiving, hope is more than the flickering glow of votive candles. Hope is an important element to living but only if there is some level of belief attached to it.
Here we are, in the middle of unknown territory, perhaps feeling a bit like the earthy rug has been pulled out from underneath us.