There are four kinds of people in this world: those who have been caregivers, those who currently are caregivers, those who will be caregivers and those who will need caregivers.” -Rosalynn Carter
I get it that you may be feeling frustrated, scared, and unprepared. I – like you have been in the same boat as a caregiver for both parents simultaneously. You are probably working and trying to raise or start a family. Maybe you are an only child like me – or perhaps you feel like one because you lack support. All of these things can make you feel overwhelmed and stressed about how you will make all of this work. But, I am here to let you know that you don’t have to do this alone. Together we can come up with an action plan to help you move from frazzled and frustrated to faithful and focused. Even if you are not knee deep in the throes of caring for an elder, I would advise you not to wait until a health crisis strikes to jump into action. This is your opportunity to get ahead of the game and get a jumpstart on things before an emergency pops up. Our loved ones are getting older each day. Unfortunately and unexpectedly spouses and children in addition to parents or anyone close to you, can get sick at a moment’s notice too. I know that this is not something that you want to think about; but the real question is – Can you afford not to? Chances are if a loved one fell ill, would you know what to do or what you would need? Take it from me, you may not want to wait to get started especially if you have the advantage of having time on your hands.
If you’ve ever flown, before takeoff the flight attendant directs you to put on your oxygen mask first in the event of an emergency. They instruct you to do this is so you can assist others but think about this -you cannot do this unless you help yourself first. Consider this as an investment in your own personal self-care and grab your oxygen mask and book a session today!