Taking a break from care


Taking a break from care


Every person has an inner strength! This is needed not only in dangerous or other extreme situations. Everyday life often challenges us tremendously as well – in difficult moments at work, in traffic, while shopping, among friends or in the family. And you, as a caregiver, are familiar with difficult situations in which you need to rely on your inner strength. Often it is activated quite automatically when the moment requires it. But what can I do for myself to maintain it?? One way is to always be aware of their presence, every day. Not wasting them is also important. Create your space, separate yourself, if only for a few minutes. Recharge your "strength battery" regularly.

Recharge your batteries

As a carer you have a very special strength. You take care of one or more people in need of care, sacrificially and patiently, putting your own needs behind your own. You function. To stay strong and approach your demanding task with drive, but also with calm and composure, take regular breaks.

A care situation can last for a long time. This places high demands on you as a caregiver. Everyday nursing care is often demanding and strenuous. That's why it's important to balance phases of tension and relaxation.

Time for yourself

When you think about your everyday life, what do you think of first?? The alarm clock rings. The night was restless. You stand up. The person you are caring for directly demands your full attention. You take this for granted.

But do not forget yourself between all your duties. Make yourself offers to look forward to. Small time-outs. A short meditation, a few minutes in the fresh air, a cup of tea or coffee, the next ten pages in the book you are reading, a short phone call with a friend. Find something that brings you joy and relaxes you.

Good cooperation

Calmness and composure have a positive effect on the cooperation in the care situation. Your patient's health and support needs will change over the course of the care situation. You have to adapt to the changing needs and find solutions to these challenges together with your patient. It is important that you involve the person in need of care as much as possible and strengthen his or her independence in order to maintain it as long as possible.

Try to put yourself in the place of the person in need of care. This can help you to make the daily care routine as pleasant as possible for yourself and the person in need of care.

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