What is your lucky number for the holidays? Let’s start the countdown. There is Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and New Years? Is that enough holiday magic for you? Under most circumstances, most people would start feeling a little stressed and burnout. If you are a caregiver, let’s double or even triple the confusion that may be a part of all these activities and festivities. How do you handle it?
First, let’s practice being as calm as possible. Does that mean closing your eyes and counting to 10 or to some higher number if necessary? We can practice caring about people instead of some of the “crazy things” our relatives are doing. Does it really matter if your recipe is not a carbon copy of your grandmothers?
Is it possible for your to stop seeking approval? Have you learned it can be more than a challenge attempting to please everyone?
No one is perfect. I will repeat, “No one is Perfect”.
Trust yourself as a caregiver and as a person. You are bringing and maintaining the magic in this holiday season. Be inspired. Smile. You will feel better. Relax. Take some pictures. You will have a few months before the next big holiday.
Wishing you and your family the best.
Remember caregivers need care too.
Let me know some of your caregiving tips.