A Caregiving Boost: Grace

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A Caregiving Boost: Grace

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When was the last time you lost your cool? What works for you in refocusing? Share your thoughts in the comments!

I’m sharing my awareness and refocusing moment. Everyone can lose their temper; listen to hear how to I took a moment to reflect and refocus myself.

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Marti Hannon

Your mom sounds so beautiful. The great thing about grace is the reality that when you blow it, you have the choice to give yourself grace. Or when the other person doesn't speak in the best way, we can show them grace. I really appreciate what you wrote about breathing and refocusing on what needs to get done next. What a great way to get grounded!

Marti Hannon

That is a great idea, there are so many great apps out there now.

CathyJ

My mom is very receptive of apologies. She has been my role model for grace and understanding. She usually holds my hand and tell me it is okay and she loves me. Now the other day when she thought I had forgotten to take her to her hair appointment (she was confused on days)...she was not the picture of grace. :)

CathyJ

I think I am more prone to the losing grace and showing temper moments when I am over-tired and also have over imposed stress from thinking I need to move a mountain every day. I so appreciated listening to this and the reminder about refocusing and recovering grace. I am trying to intentionally breathe when I can feel myself escalating. Taking a few breathes in and out and focusing on what really needs to get done first that is doable. Or, reminding myself...it's her disease...it's not her. I nearly always have a diffuser going in the house with nice blends (day time typically for focus or zen) and I will literally go put my head in the steam and soak it up and breath. If I lose it and that doesn't work...I get on the treadmill or go outside for a walk. I am finding those strategies help. But, there are times, I just get grumpy and am not the kindest...when that happens, I forgive myself and go and hold my mom's hand and say I'm sorry...sometimes this is hard, but it isn't okay to be grumpy. Today, I am going to try to stay in moments of grace...they are so much kinder to me and those around me.