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Lessons Caregivers Can Learn
From Private Industry
The same system of using positive affirmations helps
when caregivers start to question their core value of
why they are doing these tasks day in and day out.
Reminding yourself why you are providing care may need
to become a part of your caregiving routine. I recommend
making a sign that says, “I love my
husband/wife/mother/father” and posting it where you
need to see it most. Do you need a reminder in the
bathroom where you find it exhausting when assisting
with toileting or bathing? It may need to be next to
your bed so you see it at the end of the day and at the
start of the next day. Start each day telling yourself
out loud why you are caring. In private industry, those
in sales are told to keep a goal picture close by at all
times. For someone in sales, this may be a car or
vacation home they hope to purchase with their earnings.
For a caregiver, this may be a smiling picture of their
loved one or a picture of their family during earlier
times. Daily reminders that love, kindness and caring
are the why will do wonders for keeping that love alive
and present in your life.
All these lessons from private industry can be adopted
into our daily lives as
in business is not analogous to success in family but we
can use the same strategies to get there.