As caregivers, we are given and we consume a lot of guidance and I want to remind you that it’s okay to decide: “That doesn’t apply to my situation.”
Because not every piece of guidance does apply to your situation. (This piece of guidance however is the exception that proves the rule.)
But there will be times when you hear something or read something and your gut says “nope.” That’s okay. You are an adult and you get to decide what applies to the caregiving circumstances that you are currently in.
And you don’t have to expend extra energy defending the fact that you aren’t going to take a piece of advice or railing about how wrong it is that that advice was given to you, or worrying about whether or not you should try to make it work.
If your gut says a piece of guidance isn’t a fit for you right now, then it’s okay to conserve your energy and simply let that piece of guidance float on by.
If this resonates with you, let me know.
The more mental energy you are able to conserve, the more you have available to use to stay connected to yourself and your goals while you give care.
Thank you for being one of the ones who care.
Details about my group coaching program for caregivers are here.