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How to Find The Joy In Being A Caregiver

Does caring for others bring you Joy?  Would you like to have more Fun as you Focus on taking Care of someone else?

How do you think doing this would make you feel?  Close your eyes, take a deep breath in and let it out.  Imagine that as you are caring for someone you are allowing yourself to experience more joy.  Does this also make you feel more energized? Would you like to create this feeling more often, especially as you continue caring for others?

“Joy is the holy fire that keeps our purpose warm and our intelligence aglow.” 

~Helen Keller

The most important step you need to take is to value yourself enough to take the time to make finding joy an essential part of your day as you care for others.  It takes a conscious decision and a willingness to practice finding joy in the middle of all the routine tasks that come with your role as a caregiver. The more you do, you will be able to clearly know and have the energy for the tasks that need your immediate attention.

“The path of joy involves valuing yourself 

and monitoring where you put your time.”

~Sanaya Roman

By allowing yourself to experience more joy, no matter what you are doing or who you are with, you will be able to uplift those you are caring for as well.  As the Law of Attraction states, “like attracts like” and “what you focus on expands.” Therefore, your joyful energy and a good sense of humor will pleasantly affect everyone in your world including those you are caring for.

“Joy is increased by spreading it to others.” 

~Robert Murray McCheyne

To help you become successful at applying the Law of Attraction to have more fun and experience more joy, especially as a caregiver, you can use this simple process. 

  • Create a list of at least 3 things that you love to do that make you feel more joyful as a caregiver.  Leave space in between to write more about each item.

  • Below each of these things you listed above, write down why you enjoy doing each one.

  • Then put down how doing each one makes you feel.  Be specific.

  • Now ask yourself what stops you from doing the things you enjoy more often as you care for others.

  • Find a way to easily incorporate doing each one of them in your daily routine. Be creative.

  • Promise yourself to have fun doing them on a regular basis. 

  • Leave time to follow spontaneous inspired action that adapts the way you continue to incorporate doing each one

  • Start a Success Journal and keep track of the results you experience from doing this process.

  • Be open to new ideas and ways to find the joy in being a caregiver.

As you regularly practice doing this process, you will have more fun and find more joy as you continue to care for others.  

“There are those who give with joy, and that joy is their reward.” 

~Khalil Gibran

Loving Light and Smiles,

Nada 🙂

 

 

FROM LACK AND LIMITATION TO ABUNDANCE AND INFINITE POSSIBILITIES! Especially as a Caregiver!

 

Are you struggling with financial concerns and problems as a result of being a caregiver?  This can definitely be a big part of the stress for anyone who is caring for a family member.  When you are faced with a medical catastrophe, even if you do have insurance coverage, or not, navigating through paying all the bills and expenses is almost more stressful than caring for your loved one.    

In my experience, it was my perspective and attitude that got me through all of this with flying colors.  I know that we live in an Abundant Universe and God, or our Source is infinitely loving and does answer our prayers, but we do have to do our part.  Here are the 5 most important steps you can take to facilitate this process:

  • Ask for the help you need. 

  • Believe in yourself and your ability to successfully get through this time.

  • Trust yourself and the process

  • Be grateful for everything you have been given and will receive.

  • Do everything you are inspired to do in your present reality to get the help you need. 

How do you ask for help?  First and foremost, you go within and pray, imagine, or intend that it will all work out in the best possible way for everyone. And Let Go of how, when and where the answers and solutions will come from.  Prepare yourself to be surprised and delighted at the way it all unfolds as you hold your focus on your desires being fulfilled.

What can you do to believe in yourself enough to be able to get through all of it?  Remember any and all of the times you have successfully maneuvered through difficult situations in the past.  How did you feel after your accomplishments? Think of your present situation and imagine feeling the same way you did then, as you take every action to get where you want to go now.  Stay focused on that feeling every step of the way and create a series of celebrations as you successfully complete each step.

To trust yourself and the process means that you stop second-guessing your decisions. And you don’t let others or the present moment conditions scatter your focus.  This can dilute the possible outcome and stop the flow of what you really want from coming to you. 

Being Grateful is one of the most powerful ways to bring in more of your Abundance.  It helps open your heart to the infinite possibilities that are just waiting for you to help you in the most unexpected and miraculous ways.

Since we are physical beings, you do have to take the necessary actions you are inspired to take to get what you want.  But, if you have already done the previous steps, this action can feel effortless and easy. 

As Bob Proctor has said, “ Lack and Limitation can only exist when we make room for them in our mind.”  No matter what your circumstances are, frequently focusing on your infinite possibilities and taking the actions you are inspired to take will open the door to more of your abundance, especially as a caregiver.

 

 

Loving Light and Smiles,

Nada 🙂

 

 

Caring For Yourself As a Caregiver

                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Photo by Allie Smith

Do you find yourself serving others from the “Depths of Your Well”?  Maybe you work in a hospital, clinic, rehab center or other care facility. Or your passion in life is being a parent and caring for your children.  Perhaps you are being there for someone in your immediate family who is in need of your care. Whatever your circumstances, you are committed to helping others.  But after you do, you feel too empty to take care of yourself.

If you are breezing through each day feeling energized by what you do, taking time to take care of yourself from the inside out, eating well, exercising and getting enough sleep, then you do not need to read the rest of this article.  However, if you are struggling with being able to accomplish any of these essentials as you are caring for others, please read on…

You probably already know what you need to do to take care of yourself.  And whatever way you choose to do that is your own personal choice. I believe the real issue here is how do you find the time and energy to care for yourself as you care for others?  How do you tap into creating that “Overflow”?

Through years of caring for my parents, my spouse, and others in hospitals as a nurse, I have discovered 4 easy steps that have made all the difference in my ability to feel energized by what I do as a caregiver.  They also helped me start to take better care of myself from the inside out.

Here are the 4 steps I discovered:

  • Learn to say “NO”

Get in touch with your own truth, listen to your heart and trust your intuition.  When choosing to do anything, if it’s feels like a little bit of a “No” then just say ”NO”.  Respect your own boundaries.

  • Have more FUN

Laugh more at yourself and look for more of the Fun in the situation.  Be easy with yourself knowing that you are doing your best. When you are having Fun you are opening up to more positive outcomes.  

  • ASK for help

You aren’t alone. There are people all around you who are more than willing to help you.  Asking for their help gives them permission to support you when you need it.

  •  SEARCH for what uplifts and energizes you

As a caregiver, I found that looking at uplifting photos and quotes on Facebook helped me feel more energized and connected to my inner self.  It was this step that helped me focus on creating more ways to feel better.

 

I encourage you to find what uplifts and energizes you to care for yourself.  By finding better feeling thoughts about being a caregiver you will begin to take better feeling actions that will benefit you and those you are caring for.  

Following these steps on a daily basis will help you find more time and energy to care for yourself.  Then it will be easier to serve others “from your Overflow”.

Looking for more support caring for yourself as a caregiver?  Go to Caregiver’s Oasis on Facebook and enjoy more resources and inspiring posts.

 

 

Loving Light and Smiles,

Nada 🙂

 

 

Free [Resource] For Caregivers!

 

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Are you a caregiver at home, work, or in your community?  Or do you know someone who is?  I am personally inviting you to join my FACEBOOK PAGE to support, empower, inspire and uplift those of you who are serving others by caring for them!  CAREGIVERS OASIS  is a place to find inspiration, comfort, empathy, humor, and relief from being a caregiver! It is a refreshing place to pause and reconnect with your True Self so you can serve more effectively.

Having had years of experience as a caregiver at work, home and in my community, I know that serving others in this capacity can be very draining and challenging. I also know that as a caregiver, you are blessed abundantly! Sometimes all you need to improve your experience of serving others is to shift your perspective and empower yourself with the abundant blessings that are present all around you!  CAREGIVERS OASIS is designed to help you effortlessly and easily do this daily in a few moments of your time and focus on wall posts, quotes and guidance that brings you back to your center, refreshing and filling your heart up with loving thoughts.  Once again, you will find the inner resources you need to deliver the highest quality of service that you want to give to others, knowing that they deserve the very best!

Visit this page whenever you need to shift your perspective to improve your life experience as you serve others.   Click here to access CAREGIVERS OASIS:

Thank you for your comments, feedback or ideas about this facebook page!  Have a wonderful day serving others! <3 🙂

With My Loving Light and Smiles,

Nada 🙂

How To Love and Care For Yourself As a Caregiver!!!

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Listen in and Learn How to Love and Care

for Yourself

so that you can serve others more effectively

as a Caregiver…!!!

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Loving Light and Smiles,

Nada 🙂