Finding inner peace while you are out of control? Hmmm.
This is one of the biggest problems we see as we coach our caregivers back to freedom and health. Their stress levels are too high and the problems they face with their senior keep looming ahead.
So here are 3 quick actionable simple examples of what to do:
1. Decide what you want your life to look like. Inner peace?
What are your most important priorities? What things are weighing you down or holding you back? Do you actually know, and have you taken the time to get clear on what you actually want your life to look like, and where you want to go if you weren’t caregiving?
Too often, especially when we’re busy just trying to keep up on all those day-to-day tornadoes, we allow ourselves to drift through life, without any real sense of purpose and direction. And when you think about it, it’s not really that surprising that we feel like we’re spinning, because the reality is that we actually ARE spinning in circles. There’s no target, no destination, and so we just stay stuck.
And that’s why your first step needs to be clarity! But you can’t get clarity if you are looking at all the problems your senior is throwing at you…exhaustion, frustration, anxiety, and anger.
That’s why we start with solving the problems you have first in the CAREGIVER HAVEN FREEDOM CLUB. It is only when we get those out of the way, you can relax enough to know what you would really like to have your days look like.
2. Start each morning well
Build a routine into your morning when you get up. If your senior gets up before you, try to spend time in your bedroom alone. You need that 30-minute “focus” to slowly bring your life together. Go for a walk. Whatever it is, this is your time. Put a comfortable chair in your bedroom and look out the window before you take on the day.
Stop looking at your email first thing in the morning. Put a glass of water next to your bed. Rehydrate yourself first, then go get your coffee or tea. Tell your mind to be quiet for this is your time to find peace.
3. Cancel your addictions. Yes, I know it’s hard but it brings inner peace.
There is nowhere we can turn these days without ads, ads, and more ads. You open up the internet to read an article and ads pop in between paragraphs. News channels say two sentences and stop for another string of ads. Radio does the same. We are so disengaged by the bombardment of ads. As caregivers, we have enough disruptions in our lives. Step back and get out of the TV and social media which are nothing but ads.
If you want a peace-of-mine caregiving experience, you’ll love our CAREGIVER HAVEN FREEDOM CLUB. Every week we send you an eBook to download at your convenience. It is full of tips and quick solutions from why they won’t eat to how to get them to stop driving. Members love these guides and guess what? No ads!