“Dreams are meant to evolve, expand, grow, and change.” Garrett Baldwin
As a CareGiver, together with the person you are caring for, you must build the dream of what your care giving plan will be: a time of peace, dignity, respect, and joy for life.
Remember that the essence of caregiving is being a compassionate listener and companion. How you are being with the person you are caring for is more important than what you doing for them. At some point, there is nothing more you can do. Then it is essential that you learn to just be…be fully present, be attentive.
Explicitly ask for what you want!.
Don’t expect others that others already know, should know or ought to know what you think you want or need. Most of us cannot read your mind or guess your intentions.
Self-leadership begins with what matters most to you. Reflect on what matters most to you. As Kevin Buck (philosopher/consultant) says: “Without reflection, there is no true learning.” Make it a habit to notice more of what is going on around you: your circumstances, other people, and your feelings. Then ask what are you feeling and why.
“If you can’t lead you, please, don’t lead others.” Jim Cathcart
from an interview with Jim Cathcart on Coping University (www.copinguniversity.com)
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