My goal is to not be thinking about caregiving at all or very little tonight. Thursday night I was also able to go away for awhile also, and I enjoyed it. I had caregiving in the back of my mind a lot of the time, however. I want to try not be thinking about it at all tonight.
Several years ago, a member of one of our online support groups said it so well: Caregiving is 24/7 simply because it’s hard to take a break from worry.
When I’m struggling not to worry, I calm myself by being quiet. And, then I tell myself: I’m okay. All is okay. I have all that I need. I can handle whatever comes my way.
It’s the quieting that works best because it takes me away from my run-away thoughts and beating heart. I also focus on “okay” rather than “worry”. If I focus on “worry,” even my telling myself “Don’t worry,” then I worry more. When I tell myself, “All is okay,” then I can know it to be true.
How do you manage your worry when you’re away from caregiving? What works for you? Please feel free to share in our comments section, below.