A Caregiving Comfort: Safe

Denise

A Caregiving Comfort: Safe

Denise

During a caregiving experience, we feel the intensity of risk. Doctors give us options for treatments. We weigh the risk to make the best decision we can. We do what we can to keep our loved ones safe at home, hoping to mitigate the risk for falls. We bite our tongue to silence any biting words because we don’t want to risk hurting our loved one's feelings.

All this risk management can leave us wondering: Where am I safe? Find comfort in these mantras:

  • I am safe when I remain realistic. When we see clearly the reality of our days, we can focus on finding solutions and receiving support.
  • I am safe when I stay truthful. When we write the truth in our journal or share the truth in our support group, we can release the negative energy.
  • I am safe when I set boundaries. When we protect our time, our heart and our priorities, we can find our balance.
  • I am safe when I give myself a break to heal and receive. When we focus on ourselves, even for a few moments, we re-connect to our values, which helps us stay on purpose.

We can be safe even when we’re surrounded by risks. Throughout our day, we can take time to stay safe.

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