Caring For Yourself As a Caregiver

Do you find yourself serving others from the “Depths of Your Well”?  Maybe you work in a hospital, clinic, rehab center or other care facility. Or your passion in life is being a parent and caring for your children.  Perhaps you are being there for someone in your immediate family who is in need of your care. Whatever your circumstances, you are committed to helping others.  But after you do, you feel too empty to take care of yourself.

If you are breezing through each day feeling energized by what you do, taking time to take care of yourself from the inside out, eating well, exercising and getting enough sleep, then you do not need to read the rest of this article.  However, if you are struggling with being able to accomplish any of these essentials as you are caring for others, please read on…

You probably already know what you need to do to take care of yourself.  And whatever way you choose to do that is your own personal choice. I believe the real issue here is how do you find the time and energy to care for yourself as you care for others?  How do you tap into creating that “Overflow”?

Through years of caring for my parents, my spouse, and others in hospitals as a nurse, I have discovered 4 easy steps that have made all the difference in my ability to feel energized by what I do as a caregiver.  They also helped me start to take better care of myself from the inside out.

Here are the 4 steps I discovered:

  • Learn to say “NO”

Get in touch with your own truth, listen to your heart and trust your intuition.  When choosing to do anything, if it’s feels like a little bit of a “No” then just say ”NO”.  Respect your own boundaries.

  • Have more FUN

Laugh more at yourself and look for more of the Fun in the situation.  Be easy with yourself knowing that you are doing your best. When you are having Fun you are opening up to more positive outcomes.  

  • ASK for help

You aren’t alone. There are people all around you who are more than willing to help you.  Asking for their help gives them permission to support you when you need it.

  •  SEARCH for what uplifts and energizes you

As a caregiver, I found that looking at uplifting photos and quotes on Facebook helped me feel more energized and connected to my inner self.  It was this step that helped me focus on creating more ways to feel better.

I encourage you to find what uplifts and energizes you to care for yourself.  By finding better feeling thoughts about being a caregiver you will begin to take better feeling actions that will benefit you and those you are caring for.  

Following these steps on a daily basis will help you find more time and energy to care for yourself.  Then it will be easier to serve others “from your Overflow”.

Looking for more support caring for yourself as a caregiver?  Go to Caregiver’s Oasis on Facebook and enjoy more resources and inspiring posts.

Loving Light and Smiles,

Nada 🙂

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Loving Light and Smiles,

Nada 🙂

FROM LACK AND LIMITATION TO ABUNDANCE AND INFINITE POSSIBILITIES! Especially as a Caregiver!

Are you struggling with financial concerns and problems as a result of being a caregiver?  This can definitely be a big part of the stress for anyone who is caring for a family member.  When you are faced with a medical catastrophe, even if you do have insurance coverage, or not, navigating through paying all the bills and expenses is almost more stressful than caring for your loved one.    

In my experience, it was my perspective and attitude that got me through all of this with flying colors.  I know that we live in an Abundant Universe and God, or our Source is infinitely loving and does answer our prayers, but we do have to do our part. 

Here are the 5 most important steps you can take to facilitate this process:

  • Ask for the help you need. 
  • Believe in yourself and your ability to successfully get through this time.
  • Trust yourself and the process
  • Be grateful for everything you have been given and will receive.
  • Do everything you are inspired to do in your present reality to get the help you need. 

How do you ask for help?  First and foremost, you go within and pray, imagine, or intend that it will all work out in the best possible way for everyone. And Let Go of how, when and where the answers and solutions will come from.  Prepare yourself to be surprised and delighted at the way it all unfolds as you hold your focus on your desires being fulfilled.

What can you do to believe in yourself enough to be able to get through all of it?  Remember any and all of the times you have successfully maneuvered through difficult situations in the past.  How did you feel after your accomplishments? Think of your present situation and imagine feeling the same way you did then, as you take every action to get where you want to go now.  Stay focused on that feeling every step of the way and create a series of celebrations as you successfully complete each step.

To trust yourself and the process means that you stop second-guessing your decisions. And you don’t let others or the present moment conditions scatter your focus.  This can dilute the possible outcome and stop the flow of what you really want from coming to you. 

Being Grateful is one of the most powerful ways to bring in more of your Abundance.  It helps open your heart to the infinite possibilities that are just waiting for you to help you in the most unexpected and miraculous ways.

Since we are physical beings, you do have to take the necessary actions you are inspired to take to get what you want.  But, if you have already done the previous steps, this action can feel effortless and easy. 

As Bob Proctor has said, “ Lack and Limitation can only exist when we make room for them in our mind.”  No matter what your circumstances are, frequently focusing on your infinite possibilities and taking the actions you are inspired to take will open the door to more of your abundance, especially as a caregiver.

Loving Light and Smiles,

Nada 🙂