What Does it Mean When You’re Experiencing a Wide Range of Emotions as a Caregiver?

You might not be used to going through a rollercoaster of emotions in your “normal” life, but as a caregiver, this can be very common. Figuring out who can help you to manage the situation in such a way that you can regain some balance.

Home Care Brighton NY - What Does it Mean When You're Experiencing a Wide Range of Emotions as a Caregiver?

Home Care Brighton NY – What Does it Mean When You’re Experiencing a Wide Range of Emotions as a Caregiver?

You Might Have Some Anticipatory Grief

No matter what your relationship is like with your aging adult, you can experience grief about what might happen in the future. Grief makes everyone react in different ways so you might be surprised to find that some of your swirling emotions are because of grief that you’re not fully experiencing yet.

You Could Be Experiencing Too Much Stress

Being a family caregiver means that you’re dealing with a lot all the time. You’re probably experiencing far more stress that you’re even admitting to yourself. This can cause your emotions to careen out of control when you least expect them to do so.

You Might Be Stifling Your Emotions

When you don’t acknowledge and feel your emotions as they are, they have a tendency to show up anyway. In fact, they frequently come back much stronger than they would have been and create far more havoc for you. It’s far better for you to work through emotions as they arrive rather than ignoring them.

Your Own Needs Might not Even Be on the List

Chances are very good that you take care of quite a few different people all day, every day. But are your needs even on the list? If they’re not, you’re ignoring yourself and that doesn’t last for long. Take stock of what you need to do for you and then do it.

You May Need to Take a Break from Caregiving

If you’ve been neglecting yourself for a while or caregiving has become extremely difficult for you, consider taking a break from caregiving. This doesn’t have to be permanent by any means, but stepping back can help you to regain your equilibrium. Consider hiring home care providers who can care for your aging adult and take care of yourself first.

Sorting through your emotions, acknowledging them, and figuring out what’s contributing to them can help you to gain results that work for you.

If you or an aging loved one are considering Home Care Services in Brighton NY, contact the caring staff at Caring Hearts of Rochester today! Serving Rochester, Pittsford, Greece, Webster, Canandaigua, Fairport, Perinton, Penfield, Brighton, Henrietta and surrounding communities. Call 585-245-0134.

John Hunt

John Hunt

I am the owner of Caring Hearts of Rochester, LLC.

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