At Every Day Caregivers, one of the mottos that we live by is the phrase “Believe in Your Purpose Every day.” But as a caregiver, this can actually be quite difficult.
Being a caregiver, be it for a family member, a loved one, or for people you work with at an assisted living or rehabilitation center, is a taxing job. Caregiving can leave you drained physically, mentally, and emotionally.
But caregiving is a calling that doesn’t allow for a lot of leeway or “off days” and so you have to be on every single day. To help you in this endeavor, we have created a Caregiver’s Planner that can assist you in fulfilling your full potential both in your calling and in your personal life.
For those caregivers who use the planner, it can provide help with laying out activities and actions by the day, week, and month. It does this by splitting the planner into three different sections that are all related to each other.
- The first section of the Caregiver’s Planner helps caregivers prepare for balance. Too often, those caring for others spend so much time trying to take care of their patients and loved ones that they often forget to take care of themselves.
This isn’t good for anyone. If the caregiver’s health deteriorates, they can’t give full care to the patient. So, a balance needs to be found.
This section helps to emphasize the caregiver’s need to eat well, sleep soundly, and maintain good physical health. It also gives actions that can help caregivers define their reasons for doing what they do, so they develop a more purposeful approach to their work.
- Once you have prepared or planned for a balance in your life, the second section helps you put this into action. It provides the daily, weekly, and monthly actions you need to implement so that you can have a more balanced personal and work life.
- Finally, once you have planned and implemented your goals for balance, you must reinforce these. Occasionally, things will happen that will throw your life and work out of balance. When this happens, this section will help you put your life back on track and overcome those unplanned obstacles.
Being a caregiver may not be an easy job, but it is certainly a fulfilling one. Every Day Caregivers is a community of caregivers, for caregivers and we are devoted to helping caregivers sustain their courage and strength with products such as the Caregiver’s Planner.