Deep & Wide-Self First
There is a misconception among many family members and healthcare professionals alike, that you must do everything for the person you are providing care for. Some parents and teachers, as well, hold this belief. and are confused about this issue.
To Avoid Anxiety, Burnout, Depression, Illness and Injury
Start with yourself first, giving focus to what you want, specifically.
Decide what you will give to provide solutions to the challenges.
Take action as soon as possible, at least one small step within 24 to 48 hours.
Create a definite written weekly plan to accomplish.
Clarify your statement of intention to fulfill your purpose.
Fuel your mind, as well as your body with healthy options.
Read out loud, with a smile. Read it and feel the feeling, as if it has already been accomplished. Repeat each morning and evening and every other time you think of it.
You first, other person second, just like putting on your own oxygen mask first. An anxious, burnt-out, depressed, ill or injured family member, caregiver or partner is unable to provide effective care. Allow others to be independent and to do as much as they are able for themselves.