Being a caregiver

Emotionally stressed out. I have been helping everybody else but me. I have been putting my self care last. And it is taking a toll on me. My mental stability is compromised.

It is hard when two of your friends need your help in a crisis in two day time period. It is emotionally draining and then work calls me because they need a pca to help a client. I have a hard time saying no. Yet I did clear my schedule two days in a row. I finally feel a little bit better.

I have a busy weekend coming up. It will be hard but I will get through it.

Self talk…

You can either have positive self talk or negative self talk. Try to be positive even when your thoughts turn cruel or negative. Say I will get through this I am worth it. You can even write it on a post it note and stick them on the bathroom mirror somewhere that you will see them every morning. Doing this helps us to get out of our destructive thoughts. Or you can read a little book of positive affrimations.

It really does help to get you thinking positive about yourself. It raises yourself esteem. It helps me. I read a daily quote everyday to start out my day. It helps me to get into a positive mindset.

So go ahead start today turn a frown to a smile.

Reward Yourself…

Go and go out to eat once a week to reward yourself for getting through another week. Or when you have reached a goal treat yourself.

Rewards go a long way. It can be a motivation factor to get up each morning. Or it can be part of your routine. Look forward to your reward. Even animals love to get rewarded. It sure helps me see I love to eat, so I go and eat out once a week at a restaurant. It is a reward and tastes great.

The little things we do in life makes all the difference.