If you are an adult child of a senior parent who requires daily care at home, you may find yourself feeling down or wondering if you are doing your best on days when things get tough.
Affirmations are phrases or sentences that you can say to yourself over and over to reaffirm to yourself and your brain that things are going to be okay.
Here are 9 simple affirmations that you can use to change your mood and maybe even your day!
1. Tomorrow is a new day.
If today feels rotten and everything that could go wrong is going wrong, take a deep breath and tell yourself that tomorrow is a new day, a new chance, and a fresh start. You will get through this.
2. I am doing the best that I can.
Are you trying? Are you giving it your best? Sometimes, that’s all we can do. Caring for a parent alone who needs daily elder care can be overwhelming, and it is important to give yourself a break and know that if you are trying your best, you are doing the best that you can.
3. Everyone has bad days.
Sometimes, no matter what you do or how hard you try, you just have a bad day. Or maybe, your senior is having a bad day that is reflecting on your mood. Tell yourself that every one of us has bad days and sometimes it is unavoidable.
4. My senior is loved and loves me.
If elder care is difficult and you ask yourself if you can keep it up, remember that your senior is very much loved and that they love you too. Remember why you started.
5. I can do hard things.
When things seem impossible, remember that you can do hard things! Take a moment to think back on your life at all the hard things that you accomplished, things that you never thought you could do. When you are down and feeling like you just can’t go on, remember that you can because you have before.
6. Mistakes are normal and acceptable.
Did you mess up? Forget an appointment or something else? Whatever it is, we are all human and we all make mistakes from time to time. Remember that mistakes are a normal part of life and don’t beat yourself up too much if it happens.
7. I have much to be grateful for.
No matter what you are going through, take time to think about the little or big things that you have in your life at this moment that you are thankful for.
8. Failure is an opportunity for growth.
If you failed at something, think of it as an opportunity to grow. What can you do better next time? How can you better prepare?
9. The care that I give matters.
If you are feeling like the work that you do for your senior is mundane or the days start to blend together, remember that what you do on a daily basis matters and even if you don’t necessarily get the kudos you deserve, it is not going totally unnoticed.
If you need a break from the daily routine of caring for your senior, consider hiring the professional services of an elder care company.
If you or an aging loved one are considering elder care in Wheat Ridge, CO, please contact the caring staff at SYNERGY HomeCare West Denver. Call today: (720) 263-6060.