5 Ways to Stop Being So Hard on Yourself
Being a caregiver requires serious commitment, dedication and the ability to spin multiple plates at a time. You’re juggling your client’s health and wellness, as well as your own, which can lead to stress and self-criticism, which leads to self-doubt, and even self-loathing.
This isn’t a secret, especially to those closest to you. In fact, someone has probably told you this at least once in your life:
“You’re being too hard on yourself”.
Well, as a recent NY Times article explained, this is simply human nature. Here are some tips on how you can shift your focus from self-criticism, and embrace your successes and well-being one day at a time:
We’re each in a different “cycle”
Just as the saying goes, “life is a roller coaster”. We all have our low points and high points in life. Just like the seasons, we each have a cycle. You’ll have your down time, and your “high” time. Be okay with that and embrace all of it!
Forgive yourself for being hard on yourself, and treat yourself like you’d treat a friend if they reached out for help – you wouldn’t put them down, would you? Rather, you’d want to give them love, support them, and inspire them to just let.it.go.
Make it a habit to take care of your body in and outside of work! If you’re too busy to get lunch, guess what, you should just get lunch. Take a short walk around the house, smell the roses in your client’s garden, anything to get your blood pumping and positive energy back into your soul.
Here’s an idea- Write down a few goals you’ve accomplished, and be proud of how far you’ve come.Feel that abundance, and you’ll become open to positivity, mental clarity and energy!
Let it be
You are driven person with a heart of gold, so it’s common to get frustrated when things happen that are out of your control. Learn to trust the universe. Stress and worry less – you’ve already proven yourself in so many incredible ways!