These supportive statements will help you reduce your burnout quotient.
Begin each statement with I will:
R equest the help I need from my family and friends.
E nhance my life by taking time out for myself every day.
D ecide which battles are important to me and which ones I can let go.
U se my common sense to help make appropriate decisions for my family and me.
C onquer day-to-day problems by tackling things one at a time.
E nhance my quality of life by being as kind to myself as I am to my loved ones.
Believe in in myself every day the way others believe in me.
U plift my spirits by listening to music, reading a magazine, or taking a walk in the park.
R emember to get a routine medical examination to insure my good health.
N ourish my body, mind, and spirit to help me maintain the balance in my life.
O ften take the time to pat myself on the back for all my accomplishments.
U tilize my numerous strengths to he4lp me face my caregiver responsibilities.
T rust myself because I am doing the best job that I can for the people I love.
Read these statements out loud, silently, or share them with a friend. Choose one idea at a time, or as many as you feel comfortable with, to enhance your quality of life.
The Eldercare 911 Question and Answer Book
Susan Beerman and Judith Rapaport- Musson