If you are offering care for your parents, children or as a professional; attending to your own needs might sound like luxury that you can’t afford. Talking about your own challenges may not be an option when others around you perceive you as their “rock”. You may agree with the saying “you can’t pour from an empty cup”, but it’s not really clear how you can practically apply it given the lack of time and energy. Is it time to set aside inaccessible self care tools for now and seek new realistic, practical and deeply restorative experiences ?
Here, you can address challenges including grief, difficulty communicating with the person/people you support, fatigue, anxiety and sleep issues. If you need an action plan, you can use the science and art of building new self care habits that fit your specific role and environment. A nourishing experience that helps you increase your resilience, mental clarity and patience while supporting others, may also help you look back upon your caregiving journey and acknowledge it as a values driven and empowering journey; even if your care and hard work didn’t exactly yield all the desired outcomes.
Wherever you are in your caregiving journey, you are welcome to schedule an online consultation.