We feel comfortable when we do what feels natural. When we’re good with numbers, it’s natural to balance the checkbook. When we’re good with words, we love the opportunity to put pen to paper.
In caregiving, you’ll feel tested in what feels natural. Providing incontinence care to an adult won’t feel natural. Making a decision on behalf of your caree won’t feel natural. Sitting in the driver’s seat (literally and figuratively) won’t feel natural. A caree too young to be a caree absolutely doesn’t feel natural.
It’s also not natural to feel so conflicted (you hate and you love within seconds of each other) so often during the day.
With so much that’s unnatural, what’s natural about caregiving?
Know that your nature–your ability to care–brings caregiving to its natural state. A state of giving and receiving, which keeps life in its natural balance. You, in all your natural moments–the good, the bad and in between–keep the world in balance. You, just as you are, are what’s natural.
- Video Chat: Taking Caregiving Public (caregiving.com)
- What If We Find Our Life in Caregiving? (caregiving.com)
- ARGH: It’s Not About Putting Your Life on Hold (caregiving.com)
- Now Available: The Caregiving Years, Sixth Edition (caregiving.com)
- Video Chat Tomorrow: Young Adult Caregivers (caregiving.com)
- How Do You Bear the Pain and Suffering? (caregiving.com)