Positive thoughts may not always change a situation but positive thoughts make a difference in how we live our lives. The life of a caregiver is not consistent – it is filled with conflicts and joys. Positive affirmations are ideal tools that contribute to a caregiver’s self-care while also looking after their loved one.
Positive affirmation can benefit not only yourself but other people that you interact with. Affirmation is the shifting of thoughts resulting from negative encounters or ideas to a more positive. It relies on the concept of “I can” rather than “I can’t”. Are you someone who tells yourself “I can’t do this”? Consider changing to positive self-talk “I can do this”.
Positive affirmations not only affect the subconscious mind. Studies have found that people who continuously express positive words rather than pondering negative thoughts and words have stronger muscles. Research claims that a person’s muscles become stronger and more active when the subconscious is filled with positive words. The same report indicated that the human muscles tend to become weaker when a person thinks and verbalizes that he is tired, despises his life, or cannot do a specific objective. Positive self-talk also affects energy level. It not only influences a person’s physical but also emotional well-being. That is why self-care for caregivers is essential.
When creating your own affirmations, concentrate on areas of your caregiving you want to develop. Write short, positive, encouraging statements. Write affirmations on index cards - keep in your wallet, purse, on your nightstand, in your desk drawer – also jot them on post-it notes.
Starting your day with positive affirmations helps extend that feeling throughout the day. Expressing affirmations during the day and prior to bedtime is also beneficial.
The following are 12 Affirmation to Brighten Caregivers’ Day
What Are the Benefits of Using Positive Affirmations? www.selfgrowth.com
Cecelia Salamone is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 25 years in the field of counseling and rehabilitation. She enjoys attending workshops, seminars and conferences to help enhance her life, keeps her up-to-date on information, and offers the opportunity to network with others in this field. Cecelia was a caregiver for her parents and in-laws and involved in a support group.
To make the road easier for herself and other caregivers, Cecelia wrote Designated Caregiver - Resource Manual for the Caregiver "On Call 24/7", a hands-on, informative guidebook. The book covers topics relevant to high level care for our loved ones.
Cecelia has a M.A. in Counseling and B.S. in Education both from Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan. She lives with her husband, Jack Brisbin, in Canton Michigan, located between Detroit and Ann Arbor.
"Caregiver Inspirations" formerly "Reach For A Rainbow Caregiving" is dedicated to empower and educate caregivers with information, resources and support, classes, resource manual, along with emphasizing the benefits of Life Coaching for Caregivers.
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Cecelia Salamone is a Licensed Professional Counselor with over 25 years in the field of counseling and rehabilitation. She enjoys attending workshops, seminars and conferences. Cecelia finds they enhance her life, keeps her up-to-date on information, and offers the opportunity to exchange ideas with others active in this field. Over the past twelve years, she has been a member of the Metro Detroit Creative Writers group (MDCW). Cecelia was a caregiver for her parents and in-laws from 1994-2014 and was involved in a support group.