My post earlier this week about nerves struck a nerve with me. And, then after our talk show on worrying with Karol Ward, I really started thinking about nerves.
Sometimes, in caregiving, you may fee like you wear kid gloves, walk on egg shells, tip-toe on a tight rope. And, at times, the gloves, eggs and tight-rope come into play because of nerves. How others, such as your caree, may react makes you nervous so you approach with kid gloves. The temperament of family members may make you nervous so you make gentle approaches, as if walking on egg shells. And, then you navigate such tough (and unexplored) terrain which makes you nervous, just like it would feel to walk a tight rope.
The nerves can seem like a constant in caregiving.
I’m wondering: In your caregiving role, what makes you nervous? Are you surprised by your nerves? How do you calm them? Please share in our comments section below.
- Our Spring Sale on SharingStore.com is in full swing! Clean out your caregiving closet and sell (or donate) what you no longer need or use. All ads place on SharingStore.com, our classifieds site for caregiving supplies and equipment, are free in April. Place your ads here.
- Table Talk airs tomorrow at 9 a.m. CT (10 a.m. ET, 7 a.m. PT): Marah, Bette’s daughter, will share an update on how she’s helping our CareGifters initiative. And, Bette will update us on her caregiving days. You can listen (and download the podcast) here.
- Are you in Chicago? Meet me next Saturday, April 16, at Coaching for Good, a fundraiser to benefit Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly. For $20, you get a 30-minute session with a life or business coach, meditations, roundtable discussions and a terrific journaling class. Register here.