The business of caregiving often gets in the way of the purpose of caregiving.
The business is the paperwork, the appointments, the budget. The business is also the drama—the fights, the battles, the clenched fists and crossed arms.
All that business gets in the way of the true purpose of caregiving: To help another live the rest of his or her life in the best way possible. The purpose of caregiving is about trust and compassion. It’s about letting go while letting in. It’s about someone else until it ultimately becomes about you.
The business of caregiving is unavoidable. The purpose of caregiving is ever present. Manage the business of caregiving the best you can, without ever making it more than it truly is (pens, paper and pettiness). Embrace the purpose of caregiving becauseit makes your days easier, especially those days spent on the business of caregiving.
- Our classes (including Three-Word Journaling, the fan favorite) start next week! Be sure to get your CarePASS, your entry to our classes and your ticket to better days. Learn more here.
- Read The Caregiving Years, Six Stages to a Meaningful Journey; buy the handbook here.
- Just Added: Groups to Share About Caregiving Help in Your Community (caregiving.com)
- On the Road: Connecting with Jan (caregiving.com)
- School of You: Winter Session III (caregiving.com)
- The Faces of Caregiving (caregiving.com)
- Securing Your Future (caregiving.com)
- Stepping Into the Caregiving Size that Fits (caregiving.com)