Do you consider yourself to be a caregiver who cares for her patients, and doesn’t merely do her job for the sake of her paycheck? If your answer is a positive one, then whether your patient rides in a wheelchair or walks with the help of a tripod cane, she is really lucky. She has a caregiver who wants to do good for her!
And, as a great caregiver, you’re probably aware that even the best can become better. There’s always room for growth. Anyone and anything that is alive has potential for change, and, essentially, for growth. There is no limit to how awesome a nurse you can become!
Here is a crucial tip for you to keep in mind. We hope you enjoy reading this tip for caregivers, and, most importantly, we hope you implement this practice in order to become an even better caregiver.
This is so, so important, there’s no way I can stress it enough. In order for you to care for your patient in the best way possible, you have to feel your best. That means you should, quite simply, be living healthy. Eat three meals a day. Sleep normal hours. Exercise when possible. Relax when you have a chance. All this sounds stupid but it’s so, so important, for the sakes of both you and your patient.
Some people feel that they’re above that; they have no need for three meals a day, and exercising, and everything else. But if you want to mine your potential and make others shine, you need to care for yourself first. It sounds funny, I know, but you come first. Never forget that. And if you’re too giving to hear that, know this: By caring for yourself, in the long run, you’re caring for others. Caring is important, and you know that better than most, so start now!