A Caregiving Comfort: Sit

Denise

A Caregiving Comfort: Sit

Denise
You're sitting. And so is your caree.

But your mind is spinning. "I shouldn't be sitting," you think. "I should be engaging, interacting, getting her up and walking. I should be organizing an activity, doing some range-of-motion exercises with her. I can't believe I'm just sitting here and not doing anything with her."

Your body, however, is screaming. "Sit down! Give me a break! Put our feet up!"

So your body wins because it simply won't cooperate with your mind. That, of course, leads to your mind putting your heart on a guilt trip.

It can feel like you can't win because you just can't get a grip on whether or not you're doing enough.

It's okay to sit. It's okay to take a break. It's okay if you're both a little bored.

While you sit, smile and say, "This feels so good to be with you and to enjoy your company. I'm grateful for the chance to sit with you and enjoy being with you."

What a beautiful way to be enough.