Fill in the Blank: I Give Myself Permission to ___________

Denise

Fill in the Blank: I Give Myself Permission to ___________

Denise
live-461731_640Today, Care Break aired on Your Caregiving Journey. @brucemc, @jbones1961 and I continued our conversation about promises we make during caregiving to ourselves and our caree. (You can listen to our show via the player, below.)

During our conversations, we spoke about how promises tie us to a future that we can't predict. And, that's the danger of promises--we make a promise today to act, say and be a certain way in an uncertain and unknown future. A promise made today may be completely unreasonable to keep tomorrow.

We moved away from promises during today's talk show to permission. When we go from making promises to giving permission, we make room to manage regardless of what happens.

We'd love to know about your thoughts about permission. In our comments section, below, Fill in the blank: I give myself permission to ______.

(Editor's Note: Be sure to join us for our next Care Break, which airs on Tuesday, February 24, at 1 p.m. ET (Noon CT, 10 a.m. PT). We're talking about the 101 things you do as a family caregiver. We'd love to hear from during our live show; please feel free to call us at (646) 652-4944 to share one of the things you do that most don't realize. You also can listen to Your Caregiving Journey live and join us in the chat.)


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Lillie Fuller

I give myself permission to cry and be sad if I need to be or want to be.\r\nI give myself permission to laugh and have a good time when I want. \r\nI give myself permission to chose the people I want in my circle.

Hansolosgirl

I give myself permission to be human, I can't be all things to all people.\r\nI give myself permission to keep fighting the battles that need to be fought and let what I can go.\r\nI give myself permission to say no sometimes.\r\nI give myself permission to demand help and follow through instead of giving up and doing it myself.

Lillie Fuller

<a href='http://www.caregiving.com/members/denise/' rel=\"nofollow\">@denise</a> I love your last permission - I think I will use it too!!! \r\n\r\nI give myself permission to know that the decisions I make for my mom are in her best interest.\r\nI give myself permission to notify and involve my siblings in the decisions I make which are in the best interest of my mom! \r\nI give myself permission to let go of relationships which no longer nurture! \r\nI give myself permission to ask for help!

Bruce

I give myself permission to start fresh today.\r\nI give myself permission to have an off day.\r\nI give myself permission to learn from people who know things I don't.\r\nI give myself permission to appreciate people who can do things I can't.

Denise

I give myself permission to let others be the expert.\r\nI give myself permission to be wrong.\r\nI give myself permission to have bad days.\r\nI give myself permission to need time off.\r\nI give myself permission to let go of what no longer works.\r\nI give myself permission to let go of relationships which no longer nurture.