Caregiving Happiness Project: October Action

autumn-desktop-wallpaper-1920x1080-1009094We reach the beginning of our new month. And, October is a month of transitions–the fall colors show us that we’re moving from summer to fall to winter.

This month for our Caregiving Happiness Project, as we transition, let’s change.

Let’s change a schedule or a routine or a way.

This month, what will you change? Please share your goal for this month in our comments section, below.

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I began working with family caregivers in 1990 and launched in 1996 to help and support them. Through my blog, I share words of comfort and offer coping strategies and tips. I also write opinion pieces about recent research, community programs and media coverage of caregiving issues. I've written several caregiving books, including "The Caregiving Years, Six Stages to a Meaningful Journey," "Take Comfort, Reflections of Hope for Caregivers" and "After Caregiving Ends, A Guide to Beginning Again." You can purchase my books and schedule a coaching call with me in our store.

4 thoughts on “Caregiving Happiness Project: October Action

  1. Avatar of RichardRichard

    What will I change in the month of October? Well, since the month of September was all about the severe adema in my legs and the pumps refill procedure being a “MAJOR” issue, I am going to change my workout to add in a treadmill so I can get more walking in and secondly I “WILL” find something that is compatible with the pump in pain relief yet does not give the change of death to do it, refill it, activate it,
    whatever it is, it will be safe, reliable and provide as much pain relief as possible. – Richard / : ^{ ) >

  2. Avatar of EllysGdaughterEllysGdaughter

    I guess I can only find one thing to change right now and that is to bring up Elly’s health concerns to her on a more regular basis. She is just so stoic that she will answer that she is just fine whenever I ask how she is feeling. Today I asked how much her leg was hurting and she did say it wasn’t feeling very good at all. Step 1 :)

  3. Avatar of ejourneysejourneys

    Yesterday the Neuroethics class I’m taking on Coursera finally began (I’d registered for it a year ago). My main change this month will be incorporating my coursework into my day and interacting with my classmates — and that means also working on keeping my boundaries here. Last night my partner wanted to listen in on one of the lectures, but she interrupted so frequently and was moving so much stuff around while shifting position that when she asked to listen in on another lecture I said no. I don’t have that kind of time to spare, not on this particular activity.

    Taking the one course and seeing how I do is a way for me to slowly add some activity back into my life and to claim more of my own space and time. I’m pumped! :D

  4. Avatar of ThedogmamaThedogmama

    Being a world class procrastinator I think my change should be myself. To not let paperwork, bills and filing for us and my mother fall by the wayside and become an excuse or a guilt trip. Imagine the freedom just a little organization will provide.


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