Reducing Caregivers Stress

Reducing Caregivers Stress

This is unavoidable when you’re caring for our Golden Oldies, but there are ways to keep it from becoming overwhelming.
As caregivers, we need to improve our health and well-being and look after ourselves in order to ensure we reduce caregivers stress.

Two effective methods are:

  • Keeping a journal
  • Practicing and ‘attitude of gratitude’

Journaling 

Keeping a journal is very helpful as it focuses on the positives in life, even when the going gets tough at times.
It can lower your stress, boost your mood, protect you from depression, improve your sleep and boost your immune system.

Writing down your thoughts and feelings on paper, helps to clear your head and has been shown to improve health.
It also helps with decision-making and problem-solving.

Try adding to your journal on a daily basis. This simple activity encourages you to make time for yourself!

Practicing Gratitude

Teaching yourself to practice gratitude is an effective and easy way to reduce caregiver stress.

A quick, easy and effective way to reduce caregiver stress is to practice gratitude.  
There are many good things in your life, no matter how difficult the challenges get. 

Practicing Gratitude will help you gain perspective and focus on the positive things rather than the negative.

Always try to take a little time out each day to fill in your Gratitude work sheet.
For your free copy of my gratitude sheets, simply join the Happy Carers newsletter and I will email your sheets to you.

Here's A Few Gratitude Tips Examples:

  • Take a quick walk outside to see the beauty of nature each day.
  • Try to avoid negative social media and news reports about abusive care – we all know it’s going on, let’s not dwell on it, life is stressful enough,.
  • Always look for the positive in every situation. ‘Every cloud has a silver lining as they say’.
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    It’s also a good to post quotes and images that remind you to be grateful around your house. For example: “You’re awesome and you’ve got this” on a post-it note and stick it on your mirror – this will give you a boost.

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Happy Caring, Margot.

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