Empowered Family Caregiver: How to Manage Caregiver Guilt

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Empowered Family Caregiver: How to Manage Caregiver Guilt

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In this episode, we are talking about why caregiver guilt happens, the three ways guilt creeps into our lives, and seven tips to manage the guilt gremlins so you can have more peace.

Why does guilt happen? Guilt happens when we start 'should'ing on ourselves. When we have feelings we don't think we should have. There are four ways guilt happens: Resentment, caree health changes, childhood/rearing issues, and caregiver health changes.

3 ways guilt manifests:

  1. Asking questions

  2. Doubting your decisions

  3. Doubting your feelings


7 tips to manage guilt when it creeps up:

  1. Acknowledge

  2. Change expectations

  3. Ask for help

  4. Self compassion

  5. Self-care

  6. Embrace

  7. Recognize/accept


BONUS TIP: How to balance the balls that matter. This analogy will help you think differently about boundaries and guilt.

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