Caregiving is usually framed as something that we are doing for someone else. But that’s not my perspective at all.

From my perspective, we are choosing to do everything we are doing as caregivers for ourselves.

Meaning you are making the choice to care for your loved one so that you will not feel regretful on your deathbed for how you did or didn’t rise to the occasion when you were needed. You are giving care so you will be more at peace when this chapter of your life is over.

Embracing this perspective was a game-changer for me because it lowered a lot of my resistance that I had towards being a caregiver and plugged several of my mental energy leaks – which is what happens when we shift our stories from ones that make us feel trapped to ones that remind us we have choices.

I had been telling myself the story that caregiving had barged through the door of my life and just made itself at home…

…when the truth was, caregiving had knocked on the door of my life and I chose to let it in.

If this resonates with you, let me know.

Thank you for being one of the ones who care.

Details about my group coaching program for caregivers are here.