Taking care of the mind, heart and soul is detrimental as you provide care to your loved or client. So often we become entangled in the needs of others as caregivers that we forget the vital factors to provide quality care. The engine that keeps anyone going especially caregivers consists of three parts which are the mind, heart and soul.
Take a moment and reflect on the last time that you the caregiver cared for your mind, body and soul. If you are anything like I use to be key word use to be your response may be little to none. If you responded little to none you are not the first and definitely will not be the last.
The intent of this blog series is to help you the caregiver get back your mind, heart and soul. Over the next two weeks we will be discussing tips and tools to help you maintain a balanced mind, heart and soul as you provide care.
For this particular blog post I want you to prepare for the forthcoming two part blog series on the mind, heart and soul. I want to encourage and challenge you to take some time for yourself as the caregiver and complete the following action steps to regaining or building a balanced mind, heart and soul.
How busy is your mind throughout the day?
Are you thinking about things to be accomplished? (circle the one that applies to you)
Do you feel that you get overwhelmed with all the tasks at hand professionally and personally as you provide care to your loved one or client?
Do you feel that you have little to no time for yourself as a caregiver?
If you answered yes to any of the above questions or fell in the 100% or 75% category of mind wondering you the caregiver would benefit a great deal to getting back to the heart, mind and soul to self.
To prepare for the blog series I am asking that you complete the following questions.