Give It Up and Start Living Life!!

Denise

Give It Up and Start Living Life!!

Denise
help-button-66608_640And, that's a direct quote from Cheryl aka Squirrel ( @cheryl-arnette ), who joined me this morning for Table Talk on Your Caregiving Journey. You can listen to our show via the player below.

Cheryl's comment came during a discussion about accepting support and help during a caregiving situation. I asked: Why do we wait to receive help and support? The question lead to a conversation that included comments from @Kathy and @thpurplejacket in the chat room, which led to an "ah-ha" moment for Cheryl. She's waiting to accept offers of help for when caregiving gets harder. She can see that the situation will become harder so puts the help in a holding pattern, saving it up for later.

I asked her how that sounds when she says it out loud. A little crazy, she said. I suggested she have help now so that the help will be prepared and trained for later. She made a commitment to connect this weekend with an individual in her community who can be her back-up.

We also spoke about getting help not just with a caree but for ourselves. Cheryl then admitted something that's difficult for her: She would love help with meals. So, she's going to work on requesting meals when she receives those offers of help.

As she talked out getting help, she realized how much of her life she might withhold from herself when she puts off those offers of help. And, that's when she said, "Give it up and start living life."


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