Tuesday Tips for Caregivers – Habits to Make Yourself a Better Caregiver
Hello and welcome. It really doesn’t matter if you’re a new caregiver or if you’ve been caregiving for years already – making sure you’re approaching the situation with the right attitude is paramount in successful caregiving. If you’re aiming to become someone who is constantly looking to better their caregiving skills, then you need to have the kind of working habits in place that will lead to success. Below are some examples!
First, push yourself to go further with self-motivation. If you constantly look to improve, then you are exactly the sort of person who will be successful caregiver. Put yourself in training courses, learn new skills – the more you push yourself and expand your skills and knowledge, the more valuable you become to your loved one as they progress into their disease.
Second, focus on what’s important. This means being able to prioritize between the essential and non-essential, and focusing your energies on things that are important. Too many caregivers tend to get caught up in the “nice” activities rather than things which are more critical to the patient’s care. The other advantage of prioritizing your workload is that the quality ends up being far better.
And last, do some self-reflecting. Throughout your caregiving journey, you should get in the habit of regularly assessing your personal performance. At regular intervals, analyze what you’ve done, how well you performed and what you need to do differently. By having this ability to reflect – and sometimes criticize yourself – you are making sure lessons are learned every step of the way.
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